- Who are you, and what do you do?
I’m Max Bernstein, a full-time student and freelance programmer. I also just code things for fun.
- What distribution do you run on your main desktop/laptop?
I run Mac OS X on my laptop (which, for all intents and purposes is my desktop), and Fedora on my netbook. On my dev server, I run Ubuntu Server.
- What kind of hardware do you run it on?
I run a white Macbook ‘10, 4GB RAM, an Acer Aspire One, with a 32GB SSD, and my server is the lowest tier Rackspace VPS.
- What is your ideal Linux setup?
My ideal Linux setup is covered pretty well in this post:Put concisely, a programmer’s ideal environment would be as such (in no particular order):
- Terminal always at the ready
- Minimalist UI. Not overly pretty, but not as spartan as, say, Fluxbox or TWM.
- Completely configurable UI, but configuration should be optional for the love of all that is holy. This is the reason I’m not particularly fond of installing Arch.
- Emacs/Vim as an IDE — built-in compile and testing tools, as well as some basic functionality to compute runtime complexity of some functions.
- Fast boot and log-in times.
Will you share a screenshot of your desktop?
Interview conducted October 29, 2012