Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “Windows”

WSL2 with Windows Terminal

Windows has finally created a developer command line experience that can compete with OS X and bare metal Linux with the release of WSL2 combined with the new Windows Terminal. For WSL2 installion and updates, refer to the official Windows Subsystem for Linux Documentation.

Git Updates for Windows, PowerShell and WSL Ubuntu

Git released new versions of their version control software last month and documented here is my experience installing version 2.18.0 64-bit Git for Windows and version 2.18.0 built from the source on WSL Ubuntu.

WSL ubuntu zsh nvm etc.

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) seems to be mature enough now to give it another shot. Copy and paste, and other simple annoyances that kept me away before are working better. Also, I’ve been reading that nvm (Node Version Manager) works now, so here goes.

Git, Readline Bash and Custom Prompt

PowerShell modules can enhance functionality and the user interface. In this example, the profile is updated to use git over an SSH connection, readline settings for a bash like experience, custom color output and a custom prompt.


PowerShell Commands

Windows PowerShell

Commands Execution Policy Menu Example Node Version Manager for Windows Open WSL Setting System Environment Variables Sudo for Windows Using Git with ssh-agent Execution Policy This command sets the PowerShell execution policy. If you encounter an error such as … {script path} cannot be loaded. The file {script path} is not digitally signed. You cannot run this script on the current system. For more information about running scripts and setting execution policy, see about_Execution_Policies at http://go.

Cygwin Oh My ZSH Recipe

This post documents my Cygwin + Oh My ZSH configuration which gives me a consistent cross platform terminal experience on Windows, OS X and Linux.

Laravel Install on Windows IIS

This post documents installing PHP 7, PHP Manager and Laravel 5.3 on Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager version 10 which ships with Windows 10 Pro. This Laravel Installation will also be configured to connect to a SQLite database.

Installing Laravel on XAMPP

This post documents how to install Laravel locally using XAMPP. When you are developing with Laravel on an older computer or one with limited resources, using XAMPP for your local PHP and MySQL development server works well on Windows.

Clink Gives CMD.exe Unix Shell Bash Features

Finally, I can use the Windows Command Prompt like Unix thanks to Clink. This CMD.exe extension adds the powerful Unix Bash-style functionality of the GNU Readline library to the Windows command line. If you are a Microsoft PowerShell user, there is also a PSReadLine module available for it. My favorite bash shell for Windows is Cygwin + ZSH + Oh My ZSH.

Compass on Windows

This post documents my latest compass install on Windows which should be simple enough. I ran into a minor issue and was getting an error:

XAMPP Windows Setup SSL

In an earlier post, I documented my XAMPP Windows Setup for myself and anyone else would find it useful. Now I am adding SSL to the virtual host configuration and this post will document that process.

Going from Windows to OS X

After twenty plus years using Microsoft and Windows dating back to DOS 6.1 and Windows 3.1, I am learning how to make the switch to OS X. One thing I had to get used to was how to bring up context menus that I would always invoke by right clicking an object in Windows. To right click in OS X on the MacBook Pro, use the Multi-Touch trackpad and tap with two fingers at once. Another was the Delete key functions the same as backspace on a PC. No Home and End keys on the Mac took some getting used to as well, command and cursor key combo’s did the trick. A majority of shortcuts can be replicated by simply replacing what was done with the Ctrl key on a PC with the command key in OS X.

Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

I installed Windows 8 on my 2009 SONY VAIO FW series laptop today. Here are a few keyboard shortcuts I found useful. Windows Key + C - Charms Windows Key + D - Desktop Windows Key + F - Search Files Windows Key + I - Settings Windows Key + K - Devices Windows Key + P - Projector options Windows Key + Q - Search Applications Windows Key + R - Run Windows Key + X - Administrator tools Windows Key + Enter - Narrator Smart Snap Windows Key + Right or Left Arrow