Tag : Windows

How to install and setup a Python Django development environment on Windows 7

Step 1: Install Cygwin & Python

To get started we need to setup a Python environment running under Cygwin. First make your way over to cygwin.com and run their installer.

Most of the installation is just clicking next, and accepting the defaults:

Cygwin Python Installation 1

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Cygwin Python Installation 2

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Cygwin Python Installation 3

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Cygwin Python Installation 4

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Cygwin Python Installation 5

Choose your closest Mirror. We like Internode!

Cygwin Python Installation 6

This is where we stop clicking next and select our packages.

Select Python:

Cygwin Python Django Installation - Package Selection 1

We'll probably need to install a Subversion client, so also select that:

Cygwin Python Django Installation - Package Selection 2

wget will make installing the Django stuff easier:

Cygwin Python Django Installation - Package Selection 3

gcc and gcc++ will be needed later to compile ...

— Andrew

Google gets hacked, Ditches Windows

Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft’s ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.

Google ditches Windows on security concerns

— Andrew

How to Virtualize Windows 2008 SBS with Xen on CentOS 5

Installing Windows SBS 2008 as a Xen Fully Virtualized guest using the XEN hypervisor on CentOS 5 is fairly straight forward.


Starting off we need a CentOS 5 server with at least 4GB of free RAM and enough hard disk space to support SBS. The processors must support x86 Virtualization either Intel VT or AMD V. Virtualization must also be enabled in the system BIOS. If you server supports Hyper-threading you may want to turn it off, as this might improve performance with a Windows 2008 VM. The Xen hypervisor presents the individual hyper-threaded cores as physical cores to ...

— Andrew

Windows reserved words

Tales from the Level 3 Helpdesk: A colleague told me an interesting tale about a strange situation he encountered whilst working for a large multinational IT helpdesk. A new user called up and was having trouble with their computer. Their home drive was not being mapped automatically upon login and 3 tech's had given up trying to troubleshoot the situation. A most senior engineer overheard two techs discussing this issue and just casually asked:

His name's not Con, is it?

As it turned out it his first name was, and that was of course the cause of the ...

— Andrew

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