I need a new machine...
It's so hard to learn new technologies in such a low-end machine. I have 512 MB of RAM in my laptop of 1.8Ghz clock speed, 32MB of which is for the on-board video card. It uses about 350MB upon startup running Avas antivirus and who knows what else is running on the background?
I'm having no problems when I use eclipse and tomcat, that's fine. I think netbeans is somehow even more memory efficient... Just my observation. The problem is when I start BEA Weblogic Server, which is really a resource hungry monster... It eats about 350+ MB of RAM. Not to mention I still have to leave some PDF files open while I'm doing development.
I remember my highschool days when everybody was running on pentium II and III and I was stuck on a 133Mhz machine. I still laugh whenever I remember how my [...] games crashed back then... Lolz!
Anyway, VB 6 and Visual Studio 6 was a very friendly environment for my machine that time. I was able to code a few C programs, somehow. It was also where I first learned HTML, and first used Java applets and Flash.
I guess it will be part of my goal next year to be able to buy a new machine for learning purposes. Right now, Linxie-II will do just fine...
Ok, my server's done loading. Laterz!