Linux · Windows

Run Ubuntu Linux and Bash on Windows 10


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 slightly more memorable name of Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. (* July 2016 – Anniversary Update) Benefits and Caveats… Continue reading Run Ubuntu Linux and Bash on Windows 10

Raspberry Pi · Windows

MAME Arcade Game Fun With A Raspberry Pi Beginner Supplimental


To avoid confusion please note that this entry has been updated in May of 2013. Some of the screen captures show older versions of Moebius in use. This mini-entry is a supplemental article for first time Raspberry Pi owners using Windows PCs who are reading my MAME Arcade Game Fun With A Raspberry Pi article.… Continue reading MAME Arcade Game Fun With A Raspberry Pi Beginner Supplimental

cygwin · Linux · Server · Windows

Cygwin Walkthrough and Beginners Guide – Is it Linux for Windows or a POSIX Compatible Alternative To PowerShell?


Linux in Windows? Cygwin is an awesome tool for agnostic operating system users who regularly use both Windows and Linux but want the power of a Linux shell and its tools running within Windows. It is a great replacement to the primitive Windows command prompt without the need to learn a new collection of commands… Continue reading Cygwin Walkthrough and Beginners Guide – Is it Linux for Windows or a POSIX Compatible Alternative To PowerShell?

Linux · MySQL · Server · Windows

MySQL lower/UPPER casing and ISO 8859, Unicode, UTF-8, UTF-16, UTF-32 Character Set Collations


By default MySQL uses the collation of latin1_swedish_ci character set for all columns. First off in case you are wondering the ci after the second underscore means case insensitive. All SQL queries targeting this column will ignore the letter case of the query values and the field data. Other collations that end with cs are case… Continue reading MySQL lower/UPPER casing and ISO 8859, Unicode, UTF-8, UTF-16, UTF-32 Character Set Collations