PowerShell version 5 is installed by default on Windows 10 systems. However, if you had a previous version, say version 1.0 installed, the new version 5.0 gets installed beside it. Having both PowerShell version installed can be a problem. The key is know where each version installed and how to verify which version you are actually running. Now that PowerShell is available “Everywhere” it may become more of a candidate for managing all systems across Windows, Linux and Mac.
To determine the PowerShell version you must open PowerShell and run the following command
If you are running Version 5.0 of PowerShell you should see something along the lines of the screen below, anything else is probably not Version 5.0.
Where is Version 5.0
Version 5.0 is now located in this directory
Since most of the stuff you do with PowerShell is admin work you may want to set the shortcut to run in admin mode automatically.
This is what the non-admin version of PowerShell looks like
So go to wherever your shortcut is located and right-click and get to the “Properties”.
Click on Advanced button to get to the super-admin stuff.
The check the Run as administrator, with great power comes great responsibility.
Now when you click on the PowerShell you will be prompted with a Windows pop-up asking you to confirm your new power. After you accept the responsibility PowerShell will look like.
You may want to consider giving the PowerShell ISE some of that Spidy Admin love as well. I do most of my work in the ISE so it makes sense to give it the “power” too.
Bash on Windows, Microsoft & Linux and uproarious applause at Microsoft conference, these are things I expect to happen when pigs fly. Well, cover your heads and look up because…Microsoft is reaching out to Linux developers in a way that the company never has before. “The Bash shell is coming to Windows. Yes, the real Bash is coming to Windows,” said Microsoft’s Kevin Gallo on stage at today’s Build 2016 keynote. The announcement received an uproarious applause from the crowd. The new functionality will be enabled as part of this summer’s Anniversary Update to Windows 10.
“This is not a VM. This is not cross-compiled tools. This is native,” he said. “We’ve partnered with Canonical to offer this great experience, which you’ll be able to download right from the Windows Store.” Third-party tools have enabled this sort of thing for years, but a direct partnership between Microsoft and Canonical should offer even more flexibility and convenience for developers who prefer using these binaries and tools.
Special thanks to Verge for this article.
Been looking for a simple Command line (Terminal) tool for Teradata SQL? Look no further, this is an option, this article shows the TDSQL tool in use and has the GITHUB Link to it. It supports Standard Input and Standard Output; it can be used in scripting languages like Bash to automate some tasks. TDSQL is written in Perl and it also relies on the DBD::Teradata module available here. There is a little Linux voodoo required here but it is manageable.
If there’s one area of Linux that gets more scrutiny than any other, it’s the desktop. From every corner, the haters and detractors abound. Nearly every publication that offers any focus on the Linux desktop at some point posts a piece about getting rid of the default Ubuntu desktop. Cinnamon is one of the primary replacement contenders.
Cinnamon is the default desktop for Linux Mint and, quite frankly, it’s one of the main reasons why Mint has gained so much popularity. Why? Because it has the user-friendliness of Ubuntu and a desktop that dares to harken back to nineties-era Linux — with a few modern touches.
With that said, let’s install Cinnamon on your Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and find out if it’s a worthy replacement for the metaphor defying Ubuntu Unity.
Note: This installation shouldn’t break Unity. I have successfully installed Cinnamon and retained full use of Unity.
To install Cinnamon, open up a terminal window and enter the following commands:
<em>sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly
</em></code><em style="line-height: 1.5;">sudo apt-get update
</em><em>sudo apt-get install cinnamon</em>
When the installation completes, log out of Unity, select Cinnamon from the desktop selector (to the right of the username in the login window), enter your password, and hit Enter. When the desktop finally appears, congrats — you’ll be using Cinnamon.
Is Cinnamon a worthy replacement for Unity?
In my opinion as a Windows, MAC and Linux user…. YES!
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Yep just as I start to use something and get a little used to it, then it’s time to change it. Not really complaining but looks like the Joli-Folks want the JoliCloud I installed on my Asus 701 and a IBM Thinkpad T41 to not be confused with their cutesy Joli-Book netbook. Soon there will be a Joli-Droid and everything will be Joli-good.
Joli-OS version 1.2 will be out soon and will support Firefox 4, Safari and experimental HTML 5 port for the iPad. Since I’ve been part of the Joli-program since the beginning I will Joli-update and post an update.
Am I just paranoid? I have no privacy…. If you’re on the Internet it’s true. If you work in a corporate environment count on it. Use Facebook or twitter and your stuff is just out there hanging for everyone to see.
Use TrueCrypt to encrypt your drive (Thanks Dan). Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. Initially takes a long time to encrypt but if you loose you notebook everything is cool. “Provides plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password”
The Music Video is one that I loved. Rockwell with Micheal Jackson as the chorus and a storyboard is just too bizarre.
Whoever invented this game you are evil pure and simple. I had finally broken my game playing days after hours at Angry Birds now this comes along. Idea is to use combo shots to make your score jump higher. Uses some basic physic principles. Nice introduction and training set. As you go through the world of Moops there are bunch of different shapes that behave differently and power ups.
To annoy me even more it works on my Android EVO phone and the Archos 101 Android tablet so I can play it anywhere. Doesn’t work on my iPad or iPhone because Moops don’t like Apple products any more than I do and they use Flash. Take that “Cut the Rope”.
Just a short time ago when netbooks were the rage I bought an ASUS 701SD as my first netbook. It didn’t take long for me to realize it was a mistake… cute but a mistake. Reminded me of a few girlfriends I knew. After getting an Acer netbook and an HP netbook the evil empire came out with the iPad and thats all she wrote for netbooks.
I had relegated the ASUS to the tower of shame with all my other guesses where technology was headed. A little while back I tried JoliCloud beta and it looked like just another Ubuntu distribution. Then just this week I attempted to find a Chromium distribution for the ASUS and all I found was one from a K.C. Sample III posting which was from a year or so ago. It was overly complicated to install and I never managed to get it working on the Solid State hard drive in the ASUS.
So I decided to go to the JoliCloud web site and see what has been happening in the last year or so. Oh boy was I surprised and excited. I was able to download an ISO of JoliCloud and a utility to create a bootable USB stick and install JoliCloud on the SSHD in about 15 minutes total time. What is this I see?… JoliCloud is now “available on the Chrome store?” yep I had guessed right JoliCloud is now a
Chromium Ubuntu distribution with the Chrome browser just one click away.
After I installed JoliCloud on my ASUS 701 it insisted on my Facebook login which I supplied and my “dashboard” was populated with a mix of web applications and native applications. My collection includes Chrome, Facebook, Google Reader, Pidgin (IM), Pandora, Hulu, YouTube, Picassa and XKCD. There is an app center to allow you get many more goodies including Google Doc’s, DropBox, OpenOffice and much more.
Other than the fact the ASUS 701 only has a 7″ inch screen this is as close to a Google CR-45 WebBook I’m going to have. This distribution of JoliCloud has been written to work with “older” notebooks. 10 Years old is consider old for a notebook. Well in the tower of shame I have some 7-8 year old middle aged computers that I am going to give this a try on. I’m so pumped about this I got a 16GB SD card for the ASUS.
OpenProj is a free, open source project management solution. OpenProj is a replacement of Microsoft Project and other commercial project solutions. A free download of OpenProj is available here and is distributed under the CPAL license. OpenProj is ideal for desktop project management and is available on Linux, Unix, Mac or Windows. It even opens existing Microsoft or Primavera files.
The project plan shown above is one of my most current ones used to show the deployment of a web application into production. I have used Microsoft Project for well over a decade and it is a great product with a big price. Having used Microsoft Project prepared me for using OpenProj. If you are a Project Manager/Leader and need a quick or a detailed project plan with all the dependencies, responsibilities and calendars then OpenProj will work for you just fine. If you are into collaborative project planning with a team of project planners or planning the rebuild of the Panama Canal stick to Microsoft Project and SharePoint.