What kind of development environment options do I have?
I have Windows Vista, but no Visual Studio (except express). The cheapest VS around is VS 2010 professional with MSDN and it would cost
1559,90 € ($2071,55 USD). A bit expensive for a hobby?
VS2012 doesn't work with Vista.
I also have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, but at least officially it's not supported.
Well, I'm not really eager to pay that much just to play with GPGPU.
Win 7 home premium 189.90 € + VS2012 Professional 727.90 € (In USD $251.94 + $965.70).
Not all versions are for sale.
Only the one VS2012 and three VS2010s:
- professional with MSDN 1559.90 €
- professional upgrade (from 2005 or 2008) 573.90€
- ultimate with MSDN 17 295.90 (USD $22 946.47)
HEY! Maybe I will! Thanks!
You made me check the new version release notes. There it says:
New OS support
I guess 12.04 is close enough to 12.10, and if not I could upgrade to 12.10.
The system requirements page I looked at earlier says:
I only have NVIDIA-card in that machine, but it looks like the best option is using Linux and replacing the NVIDIA-card with some
suitable Radeon-card. It would become relatively cheap, and well worth doing.
Asus EAH6450 Silent only costs 41.90€, and the NVIDIA-card is pretty old and small anyway.
The documentation of Radeons is much better and I could even experiment with the assembly.