My Linux Environment Setup

Install tlp to manage battery (gave me an extra 20 mins or so. Also laptop runs cooler):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw
sudo tlp start

Linux Mint makes setting defaults a snap via the “Preferred Applications” dialog box (Under Preferences)

Screenshot from 2014-07-13 04:24:19

 

 

 

 

 

Install awesome themes – My favorite is “Metro”.

Set fonts to work for your resolution. This is what my “Fonts” screen looks like (Works great for 1920X1080 15 Inch screen)

Screenshot from 2014-07-13 07:16:38

 

 

 

 

 

PHP Development/Laravel related stuff

Install Virtualbox:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms
sudo apt-get install virtualbox virtualbox-qt virtualbox-guest-additions-iso

Install Vagrant:

Download the latest deb file from vagrant (The default packaged version is outdated and not suitable for installing homestead)

Download and install PHPStorm – My preferred IDE for PHP development

Install Sublime text – an awesome text editor (also check my commonly used plugins)

sudo apt-get install sublime-text

install Git – Required for cloning various repos
Install php-cli – This is required for composer install via phpstorm

sudo apt-get install php-cli

Install composer (globally)– This is required for composer install via phpstorm

Other than the software listed above, I install all other programming environment related utilities within the Vagrant box.

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