Linux · Windows

Run Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10 Creators Update


Since the Anniversary Update, Windows 10 includes the ability for desktop users to install and run a copy of Ubuntu terminal within Windows! Known as the Windows subsystem for Linux or WSL for short it is available for any Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise system with the right updates. I originally wrote an article here about the… Continue reading Run Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10 Creators Update

Linux · Windows

Run Ubuntu Linux and Bash on Windows 10


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

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?


June 2017 Update: If you are using Windows 10, I would instead suggest reading my post “Run Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10 Creators Update” which guides you through Linux in Windows using features created by Microsoft. Linux in Windows? Cygwin is an awesome tool for agnostic operating system users who regularly use both Windows and… 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