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Microsoft Windows


Microsoft Windows
Okay I use Microsoft OSes once in a while because some people think you have to use Word to communicate. I suspect those people will soon retire and then people will begin using things like HTML, OpenSource, and wireless devices.


Operating Systems


Office 365


Cygwin

cygwin

Cygwin enables you to run a Linux like environment on Windows.

    Installation

    • Download 64 bit
    • During install
      • Select Packages > Web > lynx
      • Select Packages > Web > wget


    Install apt-cyg

    Install tool for Cygwin similar to debian apt-get


    Install dig

    Dig is similiar to nslookup with a few more features
    • apt-cyg install bind
    • vi /etc/resolv.conf
      • insert "nameserver 8.8.8.8" without the quotes.
      • save file
    • dig +short A paultclark.com
      • If the result is 143.95.250.176, then all is ok.


    openssh (client)

    Openssh is similar to putty but from the command line.
    • apt-cyg install openssh


    openssh (server)

    Openssh is similar to putty but from the command line.
    • apt-cyg install openssh
    • i>apt-cyg install cygrunsrv
    • You must be running cygwin as administrator to continue.
    • ssh-host-config -y
      • answer yes
      • create and document the password for cyg-server
    • net start sshd


    Additional packages

    • ssmtp
    • subversion
    • bzip2
    • cygrunsrv
    • rlwrap
    • gcc-core
    • libpng15
    • libpng-devel
    • xorg-server
    • xinit
    • xorg-docs
    • xterm
    • make
    • gdb