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
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
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
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?
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
The other day I had bought the 2 year old Mass Effect RPG from Electronics Arts on discount from Valve’s Steam service. I was amazed that on the first time run the game abruptly crashed with a cryptic message. This issue repeated on every attempt to load the game whether using the Steam launcher or… Continue reading Mass Effect Windows Vista 64-bit Troubles.