Linux Terminal on Windows 10

If like me you prefer Microsoft Windows GUI and extensive product support over Linux, but you prefer the Linux terminal command line utilities (such as ssh, git, whois, etc) over Windows PowerShell. Then you’re in luck, because now you can have the best of both worlds.  All thanks to the Microsoft Subsystem for Linux.

Here’s what you need to do to install Linux terminal on Windows 10:

  1.  Right mouse click your start menu and select the option: Windows PowerShell (Admin)
  2.  Type or copy and paste the following line in to the PoweShell terminal.
    Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux [ then ENTER ]
  3.  Open the Microsoft Store app and search for your preferred Linux distro (Ubuntu, OpenSUSE or Kali Linux)
  4.  Click the Get button and when the download is complete click the launch button.

It’s that simple. No need to have dual boot or VirtualBox if all you need Linux for is the command line tools.


Linux User Management 101

This is a short introduction to user management on Linux.

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E&OE*. Use these commands at your own risk**!

The best way to learn anything on Linux, is by doing.

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Tor Project - Hidden Service

Create a Tor Website on Ubuntu

This article will show you how to create a Tor Hidden Service website on Ubuntu Linux.

This is in no way an exhaustive set up procedure and we highly encourage you to read Tor best practices. With that said though, if you follow the instructions below, by the end of this article you will have yourself a fully working Hidden Service website on the Tor network. Continue reading