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Month: February 2020

Setting up a Linux development environment in WIndows Part 2

Since I posted the first part in this two-part series, a friend has encouraged me to continue my experiments with WSL, even after I discovered some issues with unsupported packages when building applications from source. I must admit that after a using WSL for a while doing other things, it is growing on me! However, I’m still curious how everything compares. I wanted to try out Linux in a virtual machine (VM). So I downloaded Vagrant to manage the virtual machines from the command line, and got Virtualbox as my VM hypervisor. I guess you could use which ever VM hypervisor you prefer. I downloaded the latest Virtualbox release, which at time of writing was a recently released 6.1 which…

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