Ubuntu 14.04 Server with PHP 7.0

Installation Ubuntu 14.04 Server ships with php 5.5.9-1 and it was desirable for our developers to use a newer version. Rather than compiling from source we are going to use a backport of php7.0 from Ubuntu 16.04 provided by Ondřej Surý. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/…

Windows 10 integrated Bash

Since the release of Windows 10 anniversary update the new integrated Bash is available, but requires a little bit of tweaking under the hood to get working. You must be running the new anniversary update before this is available to install, so lets check by clicking Start > winver and…

#!++ install on late 2006 iMac 5,2

I have just retired an old iMac from our browser testing lab due to age, the model is an iMac 5,2 with 2GB memory and Core 2 Duo 1.83 Ghz processor. It runs 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) quite well, but 10.7.4 (Lion) runs like a…

Bashing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build

Now the Windows 10 Anniversary update is out, you won't need to go through the Insider Preview rigamarole to get the integrated Bash shell. The Insider Preview of Windows 10 (Build 14316 and later) has the beta of the new port of Bash shell from Ubuntu included, however it takes…