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From Michael Segel <michael_se...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: Hello and request some advice.
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2013 19:53:50 GMT

Well, you can talk to Microsoft and Hortonworks about Microsoft as a platform.

Depending on the power of your laptop, you could create a VM and run hadoop in a pseudo distributed
mode there. 

You could also get an Amazon Web Services account and build a small cluster via EMR...

In terms of OS, Centos is free and its a solid platform for Hadoop. 
You could then download Cloudera's CHDx and run it in a pseudo distributed cluster on a single

Lots of options...

On Jan 4, 2013, at 1:27 PM, John Lilley <john.lilley@redpoint.net> wrote:

> I personally find Windows easier to use, however it is not a supported Hadoop production
environment, and I *think* you have to use Cygwin under Windows even for development.
> Given that, if you want to use a Windows machine and performance is not a consideration,
you could spin up a VirtualBox VM under Windows and install CentOS on it.
> John
> From: Rajeev Yadav [mailto:rajeev_vnsi@yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 12:19 PM
> To: user@hadoop.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Hello and request some advice.
> Hi john,
> which would be a better option between Linux and windows from learning perspective of
> --- On Fri, 4/1/13, John Lilley <john.lilley@redpoint.net> wrote:
> From: John Lilley <john.lilley@redpoint.net>
> Subject: RE: Hello and request some advice.
> To: "user@hadoop.apache.org" <user@hadoop.apache.org>
> Date: Friday, 4 January, 2013, 6:12 PM
> If you like RedHat, consider Centos also; it is a nearly-complete clone of the RHEL distro.
> John

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