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My name is Dieuwe de Boer and I am a programmer.

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Xdebug on Ubuntu 16.04 with PHP7

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, it didn't take me long to realise that PHP7 wasn't using any of the customisations I had in place for PHP5.6.

Since the location of php.ini has changed from /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini to /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini, it was pretty straightforward to port my changes, but how was I supposed to get my extensions like xdebug back? The internet wasn't very helpful, until, in frustration, I stumbled on a simple apt-get command:

Why Microsoft Sucks

So after writing a glowing review of my first impressions of Windows 10, it is time to revisit Microsoft once again. My sister, still using Windows Vista, asked me to upgrade her desktop to Windows 10. For the past 2 years I've been telling her that the best way to make her computer faster is to upgrade Windows, so after reading my first impressions of Windows 10 she finally followed my advice. By that I mean she asked me to do it for her.

Windows 10 - First Impressions

I decided to take the bait and accept the free upgrade offer from Microsoft on my wife's computer. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I had heard some good things about it. I have only run Windows 8 in a VM and did not enjoy it very much, but I can say my first impressions of Windows 10 are overall positive.