This post is just a boring record of installing my software environment on my new desktop PC. This is my new i7 4770K, dual video card, four monitor beast. I use it for software development, electronics design and an occasional game.
I'm back to running Windows 7. I consider the Windows 8 experiment a failure on the previous machine. 8 is harder to use due to the extra menus and missing start menu, for no upside for the desktop user.
This is is my to do list and notes
- For general programming and writing of PC side GUI interfaces
- Java - SE & Netbeans IDE for coding. Sticking to 32bit versions due to troubles I had before with path confusions and mix and match libraries. Version 7.3.1 http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
- Installed the 32bit windows netbeans-7.3.1-javase-windows for Java SE. https://netbeans.org/downloads/start.html?platform=windows&lang=en&option=javase. Always install Java before Netbeans, and then it can find the Java install
- Arduino IDE http://arduino.cc/en/main/software. Used the windows installer for Arduino 1.0.5
- Microsoft office 2013 - Have a $10 download from my employer through MicrosoftHUP. The previous download links work, but the software won't install. http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home.aspx?dialect_id=en-US&country_id=US A reboot and retry and office installed from the download. It had complained about my disk space or internet connection.
- Google Drive to store my projects and sync between my machines - Done
- Crashplan Free for backups http://www.crashplan.com/ - Done
- Chrome - Done
- Eclipse and Android SDK for mobile app development. - Haven't done this yet since I'm on another project, want to get back to this
- VIM - I need the VI editor, and this recognizes code and comments http://www.vim.org/download.php#pc
- Atmel AVR MkII drivers and avr studio
- Gimp http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-win/files/GIMP%20%2B%20GTK%2B%20%28stable%20release%29/GIMP%202.8.6/gimp-2.8.6-setup.exe/download?accel_key=71%3A1375055664%3Ahttp%253A//www.gimp.org/downloads/%3A9e284ab9%240bb48d56898c86c9a7f41632c76b858520436c52&click_id=080f1b24-f7e1-11e2-817f-0200ac1d1d9c&source=accel