Since the ASP.NET 5 Release Candidate 1 was released in late November, I’ve decided its time to give it a whirl, and to get around to doing some blogging.
Testing it out on Windows 10 would be the easiest course of action I suppose, but I’ve decided to give it a try on Linux, specifically the Ubuntu distro, as the big story with the new ASP.NET is the cross-platform capabilities.
For testing I created a second generation VM in HyperV, allocated the machine 8GB of RAM (dynamic), and set the max size on the virtual drive to be 64GB, and allocated two virtual processors. This should be more than enough for a test drive.
I then downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 Desktop LTS, and installed, essentially with the defaults. Also, secure boot needed to be disabled to install Ubuntu on the second generation VM.
Next post, setting up ASP.NET 5 RC 1.