Linux · Windows

Run Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10 Creators Update


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

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

Linux · Server

Linux, Mac OS, Unix: File Permissions and User Classes


Using the Linux terminal (command line) I am going to explain in thorough detail the mysteries that are the Linux system file permissions for the uninitiated. I will be using Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS but most of what is covered should be applicable for any POSIX compatible Linux, Mac OS or Unix environment. If this… Continue reading Linux, Mac OS, Unix: File Permissions and User Classes

Windows

Windows File Junctions, Symbolic Links and Hard Links


For a long time, Linux and Unix have had the fantastic ability to allow user created links on their file systems. These links are file and folder pointers that are sorted and registered by the operating system file partition. But unlike the more common Microsoft Windows shortcut, programs that encounter user-created links will treat them as the source file or folder. These… Continue reading Windows File Junctions, Symbolic Links and Hard Links