use Linux (simply drag and drop from your desktop);
To this end, we’ve talked about minimum setups before. I know developers FAR better than me… who roll with a $300 Chromebook, a lightweight Linux distro and everything they need to do their jobs.
That puts the investment at $300 TOTAL. Machine + Software (it’s all free). Not too shabby.
I confess, I spent more than that on hardware. But my software costs are close to $0. The only thing I pay for is private repos on Github.