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How to Install the Linux Subsystem for Windows 10

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During the last two years, Microsoft has surprised many by introducing Linux in Windows. Yeah, that’s great news for Linux lovers because they can run both Windows and Linux in one Operating System without using any Virtual Machine. After the success of WSL 1, it is officially announced that Microsoft is revealing the newest architecture of Windows Subsystem for Linux at the end of June 2019. So get ready to install WSL 2 on windows 10. This newer version will be providing a real Linux kernel with Windows that will make full system call compatibility possible and will increase the file system performance.

So in this article, you will learn how to enable the Linux Subsystem for windows 10 and I am 100% sure that at the end of the article you will be able to run Linux in Windows by yourself.

Windows Subsystem for Linux

Before knowing about how to install Linux in Windows, you must have some prior knowledge about what actually Linux subsystem for windows 10 do and why you should be using it.

  • Sometimes it takes hours in Linux even searching a simple problem, most probably while installing drivers and software. On the other hand, windows have always been superb with searching efficiently.
  • If you have installed both Windows and Linux in your computers then it would be very frustrating changing from one OS to another again and again. Virtual Machine’s on the other hand, offers a great solution to run both at the same operating system at the same time but they are quite slow. So what should be better than that if you are availing both at the same platform without compromising OS speed and performance?

As we all know Linux offers splendid stability, effective open-source support and an astonishing array of powerful administration tools and that’s what Windows is trying to provide you within one operating system. Although, windows is not much powerful as Linux operating system is but we are hoping that in WSL 2 windows will appear with great and powerful Linux features and support.

Microsoft has enabled users to install a beta version of a bash shell in windows via Ubuntu and after the update of windows to version(1709), users are now allowed to install the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). You can run powerful shell commands through a real bash shell, manage multiple distros, and even install Linux command line packages and applications with apt-get on WSL.

The thing to remember is while installing Linux subsystem in Windows, the language Microsoft uses to narrate the feature can be confusing up to some extent, making it sound like you’re installing an additional operating system besides your Windows 10 installation. While that’s not true, you are just installing chunks of Linux distribution instead of getting the desktop environment or window manager that we often link with desktop. Moreover, you are not overwriting your Windows 10 files, nor dual-booting your system. Don’t be downhearted, however. Instead of getting a Windows GUI, you’re getting the most powerful and functional part of Linux: the command line interface. With this tool you can take control of the inner functionality of your operating system, using bash commands and command-line applications from Linux.

WSL lets users run bash commands like grep, sed and awk, except bash commands you can also run bash scripts and Linux command-line applications like vim, emacs, and tmux. In Windows Subsystem for Linux, Microsoft also gives you access to programming languages like Javascript and node.js, Ruby, Python, and C/C+, as well as utilities like sshd, MySQL, Apache, and lighttpd. And if the installation doesn’t result in with what you want, you can further install Linux packages using the apt-get package manager.

Enable Windows Subsystem for Linux in the Windows 10

The full version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux is only available for the Windows 10 version (1709) or later. With these version of Windows, you can install the Windows Subsystem for Linux from the Windows Store. All you need to do is some preparation in PowerShell.

Follow the instructions to install Linux Subsystem in Windows 10.

  1. Enable Subsystem in Powershell

Search for “PowerShell” in the Start Menu of Windows 10 to turn on the Subsystem in powershell and choose “Run as Administrator” from the right.

Copy the following command and paste it to the PowerShell command line by right-clicking on the command line window and hit Enter.

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

Note: A restart will be required by running the command, don’t get confused and simply press Y to restart your system and it will enable powershell with the restart.

  1. Install Linux distro from the Windows Store

Navigate to the Windows Web Store and search for the distro of Linux you want to install. As in the picture, three distros of Linux are available for installation, including Ubuntu.

From them, choose the Ubuntu distro and click on Get.

It will start downloading Ubuntu so wait for the download to finish.

  1. Launch and Run the Ubuntu

After the successful download, a Launch option will appear, click on it to install Ubuntu on your system.

If you don’t want to launch from the web store, no matter, go to windows search menu and search for Ubuntu.

However, Once the install window opens, wait for the installation process to complete.

Enter your UNIX username and then the password. This can be different from your current Windows username and password or the same because it has no relationship with your existing username and password.


That’s it, Windows Subsystem for Linux has been installed to your system. Now you can use this distro to run Linux on your Windows 10. From here you can use bash commands, run shell scripts and install extra utilities with apt-get. It’s a fully-featured shell, so the features are about what you’d expect from an actual Linux installation.

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How to enable and use Fortnite’s 2FA (two-factor authentication)

Enable and use Fortnite 2FA

As interest for the online gaming is on the horizon, online gaming companies have maintained an up to par and professional environment for the gamers. Whether you are a 6-year-old or at 60, everyone seems to be indulged in this online gaming triumph. One of these online games that taking over the world like a virus infects a layperson’s computer is “Fortnite”. Yes, Fortnite is ruling the charts and increasing gamer’s interest day by day.

Fortnite is a free online battle royal game that is developed by Epic Games Company.  But not everything in this auspicious game is free as the company should also deserve something for their hard work. Fortnite allows the user to customise the heroes that make them unique from other players and this customization comes in the form of items, skins, attires, gliders, pickaxes, and much more. This customization takes V-bucks, which is your virtual money convert from real money, so you have to buy V-bucks in order to make your player look different.

What if all these V-buck bought and all them unlocks you made suddenly disappear or leaving you stranded by not accessing into your own account? Yes, there are so many scammers and hackers out there who are prying just to get into your account. Well, this can happen to anyone who hasn’t used Fortnite 2FA (two-factor authentication) facility on its user account. Fortnite 2FA doesn’t just secure your account from these unscrupulous people but also unlock a free boogie down emote dance for you. Fortnite hasn’t aware its previous users and not guided how to do it, so here is the guide which will tell you how to enable and use Fortnite 2FA.

Enable Fortnite Two-Factor Authentication.

Enabling Fortnite’s 2FA is an easy process as it helps you secure and protects your account using various methods. Each method used in Fortnite 2FA allows you to access your Fortnite account after you type in the right security code provided to you. To check what methods it has to offer you have to go to the Fortnite 2FA page, just click on the link and you’ll be directed to the official site page.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

After clicking on the link given above, if you are not signed in to your Fortnite’s account, then you will be asked to sign in to your Fortnite account as shown above. Simply type in your username and password and click on the SINGIN button.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

After successful SIGN-IN to your account, you will be automatically directed to the Two-Factor Authentication section inside the Password & Security section as shown above. Here under TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION section see 2 methods from which you can use the Fortnite’s 2FA. Bear in mind that you can only choose one of the methods at a time in order to use 2FA. So let me walk you through both methods and how to enable them, but make sure that you have a verified email address in order to enable the authentication methods.

Method 1: Enable Fortnite 2FA through Authentication App

In order to use Fortnite Two-Factor Authentication using Authentication App then you have to download one of these apps. You can download the Google Authenticator app on your device in order to enable Authentication App. After installing the Authenticator app on your device from your browser, click on the Enable Authenticator App button. Now, you can see an Enable Authenticator App dialog box pop-up as shown below.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

In the Enable Authenticator App dialog box, you can see three easy steps to enable 2FA on your Fortnite account.

  1. The first steps tell you to download an Authenticator app which you have already done.
  2. In the second step, you have to open up the Authenticator app on your device as shown below. Now, under the Add, an account section, tap on the Scan a barcode option as shown below.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

Now you have to place the barcode on Enable Authenticator App dialog box in the middle of the red line square on your mobile camera in order to authenticate.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

After successful bar code reading the Google authenticator will identify that it is a Fortnite user account and will direct you to a page on your phone where you can see a generated code as shown below. Each generated code will be refreshed after a while so make sure you do it within the given time. Simply click on the Add account button.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

    1. Now type in the shown code under the Security Code text field of the SIGN-IN WITH YOUR SECURITY CODE section. Now click on the Activate button.

After activating through security code you will see a dialog box showing that Authenticator App has been enabled. You can generate back up codes in case you lose access to the Authenticator app, this allows you to use one of the codes to access your account. You can leave this option by clicking on the cross button or you can proceed to do so by clicking on the Generate Codes button as shown below.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

After clicking on the Generate Codes button you will be directed to the Backup Codes dialog box as shown below. Under the Codes section, you can see a series of codes that you can use when the security code is required for the Fortnite 2FA. You can simply download Code and keep it safe by clicking on the Download Codes button or if you want to refresh codes then click on the Generate New Codes option and then download codes.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

That’s it for enabling Fortnite 2FA through Authenticator App, you’re good to go.

Method 2: Enabling Fortnite 2FA through Email Authentication

Enabling Fortnite 2FA through email authentication will allow Fortnite to provide you the security code on the Email associated with them. So whenever you SignIn your Fortnite account, a security code will be sent to your Email which you have to type in to access the account. In order to Enable Email authentication, follow the steps below.

Click on the Enable Email Authentication button from the Two-Factor Authentication section in the Password & Security settings. Now you will see an Enable Email Authentication dialog box as shown below. From the dialog box, you have to type in the security code that you have just received on your associated Email address. Simply copy the security code from the Email inbox and paste it in the Security code field and click on the Continue button to proceed.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

After entering the correct security code you will be prompted with an Email Authentication Enabled dialog box as shown below. Simply click on the Done button to close the dialog box. Now the next time you log in to the Fortnite account you will be asked to enter the security code that they just sent on your associated Email address.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

That’s it for enabling Fortnite 2FA through Email Authentication.


Protecting your account using a two-factor authentication method is essential, as it not only saves you from losing your account from hackers and scammers but also unlocks a few Emotes and glides in the store. We have shown you the different methods from which you secure your Epic Games account. So hope this article has helped you in learning how to enable and use Fortnite 2FA. If you have any confusion, experienced any difficulty following the instructions or you think that we have missed something, please let us know in the comments section below.

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How to setup the proxy server settings in Windows 10

How to set up the proxy server settings in Windows 10

Do you want to secure your privacy on the internet? Do you want to access the restricted content? Do you want to save more bandwidth of your connection? Or do you want to block malicious internet traffic? Well if you like to have all these things or more then the solution for you is to use a Proxy server. The Proxy server is a gateway that converts your IP address with an anonymous public IP address which allows it to hide your Private IP address from the internet. Hence it is an intermediary between your computer and the internet. Even there are many third-party software and sites that can enable you to use a proxy server but to be on the safe side, Microsoft has provided the Proxy feature in its Windows 10 so, if you’re using Windows 10 then take advantage by configuring its built-in Proxy settings.

The requests you make to access websites and other services will be handled by the proxy server for you. Using the proxy server helps to make your IP address obscure on the internet. It also helps you save internet data usage and also decrease the use of your connections bandwidth because the sites that are requested by you are cached by the proxy server and the next time you request the same site the proxy server serves the content from its cached data.

The proxy server can not only be used to access the blocked site but can also be used to block sites by configuring the proxy server settings, this can help you to stop your employees from accessing social media and other sites during the work hours. These are the main feature that we have discussed but the proxy server is capable of more than just these features. In this article, I will guide you on how to set up the proxy server settings in Windows 10.

How To Use Proxy Server in Windows 10

In the following steps, you will learn how to configure and use different methods of using the Proxy server in your Windows 10. The Windows 10 allows you to use the proxy server for Wi-Fi and Ethernet connection but it will be disabled if you are using VPN (Virtual Private Network).

Open Window settings

Go on and open up the Windows settings, in order to do so, click on the Windows icon located on the taskbar, this will open up the Start menu. From the start menu click on the settings icon as shown above.

Open Network & Internet settings

From the Windows Settings pane, click on the Network & Internet option as highlighted above. This will navigate you to the Network & Internet Settings pane.

Select Proxy option from menu

After Network & Internet settings pane opens up, click on the Proxy option from the far left navigation menu as shown above. This will open up the Proxy settings pane.

Now From the Proxy Settings pane, you can see that there are two methods from which you can set up a proxy server. The first methods allow you an Automatic proxy setup and the other one is a Manual proxy setup.

Setting up a proxy server Automatically:

The Automatic proxy server allows you to manipulate two options in order to set up an automatic proxy in Windows 10.

Automatically detect settings

The first method under the Automatic proxy setup is of “Automatically detect settings” as highlighted above. The Windows 10 has enabled this feature by default, this helps Windows to detect the proxy settings automatically. However, this option may not work on corporate networks as they might have set up their network with personal proxy settings.

Use setup script

The second method is to Use the setup script as highlighted above. By enabling this option you have to enter the script address provided to you by the company or a user who is hosting the script. After entering the script address, Windows will automatically detect its settings. Bear in mind that the Script address is similar to the URL (for example

After using the setup script option, make sure to type in the Script address and then click on the Save button to apply changes to take place.

Setting up Proxy setup Manually:

Windows 10 allows you to set up proxy configuration manually. To set up proxy manually, all you need is a public IP address and a port number. The IP address and port number can be given to by the company who has set up their personal network or you can also find the public IP addresses and their port number from the internet. In order to set up a proxy in your Windows 10 manually, follow the steps below.

Manual Proxy settings

  1. From the Proxy settings pane, make sure to turn off the “Automatically detect settings” and “Use setup script” options. Now scroll down to the Manual proxy setup phase as highlighted above. Under the Manual proxy setup section, turn on the option of “Use a proxy server” by clicking on its toggle button. After turning on the proxy server, you will be enabled to configure Manual proxy setup as shown above.
  2. Type in the IP address in the Address field and its port number in the Port field.
  3. You can type in the URL of the websites to create an exception over them for the proxy server, through this the proxy server will not run on the specified website entries. You can add multiple websites by separating them through a “;” (semicolon) in the textbox field.
  4. Under the textbox you can see a checkbox for “Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses”, you can check to mark it if you don’t want the local network traffic to go through the proxy server. This allows your proxy server not to connect the local resources unless it is required for your company
  5. Now simply click on the Save button to apply changes to take place.

That’s it! Hope this article has helped you to learn how to set up the proxy server settings in your Windows 10. If you have any confusion or experienced any difficulty following the instructions below, please let us know in the comment section below.

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How to install WordPress with LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 18.04

Install WordPress on Ubuntu 18.04 with LAMP Stack

WordPress is a popular CMS (Content Management System) that is based on PHP and MySQL and provides the most user-friendly environment to develop and manage websites and blogs. It is used by innumerable internet users, as it is a free and open source platform that includes plugins, templates, and support and is trusted to be one of the fastest Webpage performers out there. On the contrary, LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP/Python/Perl) is the open source, server-side software that is stacked to provide all the right web service features to create websites and web applications using WordPress on Linux.

WordPress and LAMP stack assimilates together to provide local development and localhost environment, so you can run your Website or blog on a local server to check if the site is running without any errors before you make it live. Installing WordPress can complicated process if you haven’t set up a LAMP stack on Linux server otherwise it just takes 5 to 10 minutes to install WordPress but don’t worry we will not only guide you on how to install WordPress but also guide you on how to set up a LAMP stack on Ubuntu 18.04 using VPS.

Install and Configure LAMP Stack

Log in to your Ubuntu 18.04 VPS server using the all the right SSH details. Run these two commands to make sure your Ubuntu 18.04 software is fully updated and upgraded.

apt-get update apt-get upgrade

Step 1: Install Apache Web server

Once you logged in your VPS server root, first you have to install Apache web server, in order to do so, type in the following command:

 apt-get install apache2 

After installing Apache2 server, you now need to enable it to start the server automatically, in order to do so type in the following command and hit Enter:

systemctl enable apache2 

Now you can check if the apache server is active or not in order to do so, type in the following command and hit Enter:

 systemctl status apache 

In the following prompt shown above, you can see that the Apache server is active and running. You may need to hit “Q” key to exit service status.

Step 2: Install and configure MySQL server

In this step you have to install MySQL server to create a database for your test site on Ubuntu 18.04 VPS, in order to do so type in the following command and hit enter:

apt-get install mysql-server 

Now in the confirmation message, enter “Y” to accept the installation.

When MySQL is installed, it is not secured with its default settings, you have to make it protected by answering a series of security questions asked after you enter the command given below:


These prompts will perform tasks such as setting up a strong root password, removing anonymous users, disallowing remote root access etc. Just go through all the security task and you’ll be done securing MySQL.

Step 3 Create Database for WordPress

After installing MySQL successfully, you have to create Database for your WordPress site using MySQL server. In order to do so, type in following command and hit enter:

mysql –u root –p 

After entering the command, it will ask you to provide with the root password you set up earlier in the secure installation process. Now enter the password to proceed.

After entering MySQL prompt, type in the following commands to create a database for your WordPress site. In this phase, we have created a database named “osstuff_testblog” and for the user access, we have created a new user named “admin” and set a password in ‘StrongPassword’ while entering commands. Remember to change the fields with your preferred requirements.

mysql > CREATE DATABASE osstuff_testblog;
mysql > GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO 'admin_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'StrongPassword';
mysql > exit;   

Now you have successfully created Database on MySQL server for your WordPress site.

Step 4: Install PHP

Finally, the last step to set up your LAMP stack on your Ubuntu 18.04 VPS. WordPress requires a very minimal set of PHP extensions to communicate it with MySQL server, as PHP can be installed as a whole or only some of its extensions that WordPress requires. To download and install only the required PHP extensions for using WordPress type in the following command and hit enter:

apt install php php-curl php-gd php-mbstring php-xml php-xmlrpc php-soap php-intl php-zip 

Or to install PHP as a whole, type in following command:

apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php 

Press “Y” and hit enter to accept confirmation message. Both commands will work perfectly but it is recommended to install complete PHP in your Ubuntu 18.04 VPS.

After PHP is successfully installed by entering one of the commands, you will see the following output as shown above.

Install and Configure WordPress

Step 1: Download WordPress

After successful installation of the LAMP stack, we can now install WordPress itself to use it locally. To download and install the WordPress on Ubuntu 18.04 VPS, type in the following commands given below:

cd /var/www/html 

The command above will direct you in the default web server root directory.

wget -c 

The command above will get and download the latest WordPress installer zip file from the WordPress official website.


This command above will unzip the latest zip file that has been downloaded in the selected directory.

chown -R www-data:www-data wordpress 

The command above will copy the files of zip folder and paste them in the wordpress folder created in the directory.


The command above will delete the latest zip downloaded in the directory.

Through above commands, you have successfully created a new folder named “wordpress” in the web server root directory and copied all the latest WordPress file in the folder whose directory is now: /var/www/html/wordpress

Step 2: Modify WordPress Configuration File

Remember when you created a database in “Create Database for WordPress” phase while installing MySQL? Now you have to modify the WordPress Configuration file with the information you prescribed while creating the Database. Just type in following commands to modify the WordPress configuration file.

cd /var/www/html/wordpress

The command above will direct you to the document directory where wordpress folder is located.

mv wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php 

The command above will move the configuration file to a sample copy.

Now open the WordPress configuration PHP file in a text editor and modify the settings by changing the database_name_here, username_here and password_here with the information you prescribed earlier. Open up a text editor by entering the following command:

nano wp-config.php

Now change the following information according to your prescribed information, in my case database name was “osstuff_testblog”, the username was admin and password was “anonymous”.

/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'osstuff_testblog');
/** MySQL database username */

define('DB_USER', 'admin');

/** MySQL database password */

define('DB_PASSWORD', 'StrongPassword');

Now simply save and exit the file editor.

Step 3 Create Virtual Host for WordPress

We can create a virtual host file for our domain which will look like (your_domain).com. type in the following command to create the virtual host configuration file: In our case, I will replace your_domain with (Techtalk)

nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/

Now add the below information into the file. “Remember to change (your_domain) to your preferred name where it appears accordingly”.

<VirtualHost *:80> 




DocumentRoot /var/www/html/wordpress 

<Directory /var/www/html/wordpress>

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks

AllowOverride All

Require all granted


ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/your_domain.com_error.log

CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/your_domain.com_access.log combined


Now enable the virtual host by entering the following command

ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/ /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/

Now just save changes and restart the Apache server by running following command:

systemctl restart httpd

Step 4: Configure WordPress

To configure WordPress open Firefox browser by entering the following command shown below:

firefox &amp;

This will launch up the browser simply type in the name of the virtual host you created in the address bar.

From the above configuration phase, select the language and click on continue button.

Now simply enter the required information for your website as shown above and then click on the Install WordPress button to proceed.

Now simply click on the Run this installation to install WordPress as shown above.

After successful installation, the setup will show you a success message as shown above. Simply click on the Log In button shown above.

Simply add the username and password as shown above and hit the log in button as shown above.

You have now successfully entered the WordPress dashboard for your site after a successful login, you can now customize your site from here using a LAMP stack as shown above.

That’s it! Hope this article has helped you in how to install WordPress using the LAMP stack in your Ubuntu 18.04. If you have any confusion or faced any difficulty following the instructions please let us know in the comments section below.

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