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  1. Well, it's true, I've neglected this site for years, for various reasons including work, my Microsoft MVP commitments, and of course the sister site windows-noob.com.

     

    You could say I've practically ignored linux-noob.com and done as little as possible to help it survive other than the bare minimum which is to keep the domain name alive and make sure the data in the site itself was protected, but the time has come to re-resurrect the site, breath new life and start afresh.

     

    So, today I've updated the site license, and will with the help of the web server admin plan to upgrade the site to the latest and greatest version of Invision Power Board and once that is complete, start to re-energize this site and get people coming back.

     

    Please help !

     

    But before doing that, I need you to help me understand what exactly you want to read about on linux-noob, what should this site be about going forward ?

     

    Do you want a complete re-birth or just move forward and start-over ?

     

    I'd love to read your comments and look forward to the next stages !

     

    cheers

    niall


  2. Introduction

     

    The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run Linux environments, including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications  directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a virtual machine.

    You can...

        Choose your favorite Linux distributions from the Windows Store.

    •     Run common command-line utilities such as grep, sed, awk, etc.
    •     Run Bash shell scripts and Linux command-line applications including:

            Tools: vim, emacs, tmux

            Languages: Javascript/node.js, Ruby, Python, C/C++, C# & F#, Rust, Go, etc.

            Services: sshd, MySQL, Apache, lighttpd

    •     Install additional Linux tools using the distribution's built in package manager (apt-get, for example).
    •     Invoke Windows applications from the Linux console.
    •     Invoke Linux applications on Windows.

    So let's see how this works, for this guide I tested this on a Windows 10 Insider Preview build version 10.0.17661.1001, however all you need to test this is any version of Windows 10 from Fall Creators Update (or later), and that means any version after Windows 10 1703.

    Step 1. Add the WSL feature

    In Windows Control Panel, select Programs and Features, select Turn Windows features on or off. Scroll down to Windows Subsystem for Linux, and enable it.

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    Reboot when prompted.

    Step 2. Open the Microsoft Store and search for Linux

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    Step 3. Select a Linux Distro in the Apps list

     

    Select a Linux Distro in the apps list or click on Show All to see all available

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    Step 4. After selecting a Linux Distro, click on Get

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    Step 5. Pin to start or Launch

     

    After it is installed, you'll get a toast notification stating it's installed and ask you to Launch or Pin to Start. If you choose Pin to Start the Distro will be listed in your start menu.

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    Step 6. Launch the Distro

    On first launch you'll see the Distro is installing

     

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    If you get "Installation Failed! Error: 0x8007019e", then make sure you've completed Step 1.

     

    After installing the Distro, you'll be prompted to enter a username and password

     

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    and it's done !

     

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    it even has vi !

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    Further reading

     

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10

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  3. Microsoft have just made PowerShell (a programming language developed by Jeffrey Snover and available in Windows 7, 8, 10 and other Windows operating systems) open source, and available to Linux and MacOS.

     

    Wow !

     

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    I use PowerShell at work to do many things, fixing problems and checking for particular settings, it's a really great programming language and anyone with a Windows computer (or now Linux or MacOS) can try it out.

     

    It will be made available on GiThub (production version shipped in nano-server), one codebase that runs on Windows and Linux with all the benefits of open source.

     

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    From the very beginning PowerShell was very community focused which has driven it to this day. To learn more about this incredible news, watch this video on Channel 9.

     

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  4. Gabe Aul announced that there's a new insider preview available on the fast ring, and here’s what’s new in Build 14316

     

    Run native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows: In this build, you can natively run Bash in Windows as announced last week at Build 2016. To do this, you first need to turn on Developer Mode via Settings > Update & security > For developers. Then search for “Windows Features” and choose “Turn Windows features on or off” and enable Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta). To get Bash installed, open Command Prompt and type “bash”. For more details, see this blog post.

     

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    to see a guide explaining what to do see here > https://msdn.microso.../install_guide#

     

    and for more info about this release see the original blog post here > https://blogs.window...ew-build-14316/

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  5. Microsoft has just released System Center 2016 Technical Preview 2

     

    and amongst the features it includes are native SSH support, yup that's right you can SSH in to your SCCM 2016 box !

     

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    I'll test it shortly and report back, but this really is cool, cool to see Microsoft embracing other operating systems 'methods' of accessing systems and management, it would be like Linux starting to offer PowerShell in the kernel !

     

     

    Linux management

    • System Center 2016 Technical Preview 2 includes Desired State Configuration (DSC) support, native SSH support, and improved LAMP stack monitoring to improve your ability to manage your IT across Windows Server and Linux.

     

     

    via > http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2015/05/06/now-available-system-center-2016-technical-preview-2.aspx

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  6. I downloaded Fedora 20 from here, created the USB media using the liveusb creator and then started the install, it wouldn't verify my installation source (usb) and i couldn't install. I thought my HASH/md5sum was bad so i checked it. The sha 256 matched.

     

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    Next I tried to input an alternative location, I chose the following as I was installing on older hardware (32bit only),

     

    http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/development/20/i386/os/

     

    this allowed the installation to continue, so I'm posting this here incase it helps others

     

    cheers

    anyweb

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  7. i'm not mad with fedora, just with gnome for forcing us to have to use the new interface and not allow a decent fallback, i have used it for a year or so now and honestly i prefer the original, why on earth do we need a big title bar on the top of every window when display space is limited on my little notebook

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  8. yeah i wonder too as i cannot re-enable the 3d/compiz whatever now whatever i try, i think some update killed it and i'm forced to use the classic interface

     

    just noticed my audio button has disappeared from the systray and in accessories/advanced settings no Shell is listed (everything else is set to default)

     

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