This is the second in a series about my hilarious hijinx crossing over from hairy cave dwelling Ubuntu user to latte drinking Windows 8 man-of-win. See the original post here: Windows 8 Madness.
So, first thing I’ll really need tomorrow morning is a dev environment. That means the unlovable Eclipse, and then various plugins. And git. And I’ll need to do something about some bash scripts. But first, Eclipse.
This is easy, it’ll be just like ubuntu. Just open up the store, type “Eclipse”, press “Go” or whatever.
So how’d I do this in the old days?
Ok, I head over to eclipse.org, download eclipse (like 47 steps later…), just classic eclipse, no bundled stuff.
It comes down as a zip. Extracting that in Win 8 was sort of weird. Maybe I’m missing something.
Then I copy it to a folder somewhere (I use c:\programs, have done since c:\program files got weird). Run eclipse.exe, and then…
Oh sweet baby jeebers. There’s no Java. I have to remember how to do this.
That’s ok, it’ll be in the store…
Google “download java”. End up on Oracle’s website, the Java bit, where Oracle wears Sun’s skin like a suit (It’s very slimming on you Larry).
Which is… what… urm…
sudo apt-forget-this-shit -wtf
Anyway, I downloaded it, ready to install, but that’s enough of this for now. Tomorrow’s coding will have to be with Ubuntu, I’ll try this again tomorrow night.
Meanwhile, it’s time to watch a show with my darling wife. She wants to watch something on ABC iView. Alright, this is easier.
So hey, it’s on the website, and there’s some kind of flash player (actually it’s Adobe’s apparently and I’m not totally loving that). We’ll watch it on that.
Let’s hope tomorrow is better.