In an effort to use OpenGL to its full potential, and a feature that is unique to OpenGL over its main competitor DirectX, I have decided to create a non windows version of Decade. Over the weekend I downloaded Ubuntu which is a free community developed, linux-based operating system.
Instead of making my desktop dual boot, I decided to try and use Microsoft Virtual PC, which is also free to download. It was a very easy to create the virtual PC, virtual hardisk and install Ubuntu. I can now access my Ubuntu installation from within my windows environment getting the benefits of both systems.
It took a little effort to get networking enabled, my router requiring some setting changes however once this was complete it was again a simple process to connect over the local network and access the shared drives on my Windows PC. With this setup I hope to use the same source base for Win Decade and Ubuntu Decade.
My first job after leaving university was in a HPUX environment however being a number of years ago I have forgotten allot of the basics. This morning I created the obligatory "Hello World" C++ program, but am having problems building OpenGL and SDL projects.