Within Microsoft Windows, while formatting drives most people leave the operating system to handle the characteristics of their partitions. But there are times where manually adjusting these options could be beneficial. This post will focus on the allocation unit choice available during formatting, its purpose and how it can benefit you. When instigating a drive… Continue reading What is the allocation unit size when formatting disks?
For the past year, Microsoft has been experimenting with the service known as WSL or Windows Subsystem for Linux. A setup that allowed you to run an Ubuntu terminal under Windows 10. These days since Windows 1709 (September 2017), WSL has come out of beta and is now available for general usage. This article will… Continue reading openSUSE Linux on Windows 10 how to
For the past year, Microsoft has been experimenting with the service known as WSL or Windows Subsystem for Linux. A setup that allowed you to run an Ubuntu terminal under Windows 10. These days since Windows 1709 (September 2017), WSL has come out of beta and is now available for general usage. This article will… Continue reading Ubuntu Linux on Windows 10 how to
UPDATE (November 2017): If you are using Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) or newer, I wrote two updated guides Ubuntu Linux on Windows 10 how to and openSUSE Linux on Windows 10 how to. The article here covers the installation of WSL beta which is not supported by Microsoft and uses a different install method to the… Continue reading Run Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10 Creators Update
An updated revision of this guide exists for users of Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) released in April 2017. As of release 1607* Windows 10 includes the ability for desktop users to install and run a copy of Ubuntu terminal from within Windows! Officially called the Windows subsystem for Linux it usually goes by a… Continue reading Run Ubuntu Linux and Bash on Windows 10
In this entry I will explain my method of improving the Windows Command Prompt and its command-line. To turn it from a crude shell prompt into an ANSI coloured interface with a useful set of tools that can commonly be found on Linux and Mac terminals. We will also integrate a number of optional popular programming… Continue reading Make the Windows Command Prompt, Linux-like
With the recent admission from Adobe that it lost over 150 million user accounts from its online database in October. I thought it would be wise to go over my tool of choice for password management, KeePass. In the case of the Adobe breach hackers managed to get the email addresses, passwords, credit/debit card details… Continue reading KeePass 2, Password Management