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#1 DeimosChaos

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 11:52 AM

Hey guys!

 

My Dell XPS 13 got the update the anniversary update the other day. So I figured I would check out the new bash shell feature.

 

First impressions are actually pretty good. Once it was installed I played around with it, and its just like using the terminal as if I was in Ubuntu. I even played around with some python scripts and it worked as expected. Even used SSH normally!

 

If anyone wants to know, or doesn't know, you can even pass X11 through by installing xming and then typing:

DISPLAY=:0 'command'

I tried it out with Gedit and it works pretty well!

 

What is everyone's thoughts on this so far? I would have killed for this feature in my last job... they used Windows for Linux development which meant using an absolutely crazy system of cygwin and other tools... needless to say it was terrible. Still have no idea why they just didn't give people Linux machines.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 12:41 PM

I think it is a desperate attempt to attain more Windows 10 users. I haven't used it yet. I think MS sees linux as the future of computing and wants to hop aboard.

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#3 DeimosChaos

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 01:02 PM

I think you are right CC. Probably should have done that earlier really... Linux has been the way forward for a long time. Most of the webs infrastructure runs on Linux. Anything that requires real time systems run on Linux. Linux is stable and just works... Microsoft is unstable and doesn't like to work - well for some things.

 

Regardless though, I wasn't so keen on this feature. After using it though, I kind of like it. We shall see how it progresses.


Edited by DeimosChaos, 24 August 2016 - 01:03 PM.

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 02:41 AM

If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won.
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Posted 31 August 2016 - 08:26 AM

That is such a true statement!  :thumbup2:


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 12:42 PM

I've installed the Bash just so I can communicate directly with my Pi via Windows.


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