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Ubuntu (operating system) – Wikipedia

Ubuntu (/ʊˈbuːntʊ/ uu-boon-tuu)[11] is a Debian-based Linux operating system for personal computers, tablets and smartphones, where Ubuntu Touch edition is used; and also runs network servers, usually with the Ubuntu Server edition, either on physical or virtual servers (such as on mainframes) and/or with containers, that is with enterprise-class features; runs on the most popular architectures, including server-class ARM-based.

Ubuntu is published by Canonical Ltd, who offer commercial support.[12] It is based on free software and named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu (literally, ‘human-ness’), which Canonical Ltd. suggests can be loosely translated as “humanity to others” or “I am what I am because of who we all are”.[13] It uses Unity as its default user interface for the desktop.

Ubuntu is the most popular operating system running in hosted environments, so–called “clouds”,[14] as it is the most popular server Linux distribution.

Development of Ubuntu is led by UK-based Canonical Ltd., a company of South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Canonical generates revenue through the sale of technical support and other services related to Ubuntu.[15][16] The Ubuntu project is publicly committed to the principles of open-source software development; people are encouraged to use free software, study how it works, improve upon it, and distribute it.[17][18]

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Create an Offline Installation of Visual Studio 2017 RC | Microsoft Docs

Create an offline installation of Visual Studio 2017 RC
12/7/2016 3 min to read Contributors all
Create a layout
If you want to install Visual Studio 2017 RC on another machine that doesn’t have internet access, you can do so by first creating an offline installation layout that contains all the Visual Studio files and components you need.

You can then install Visual Studio to the target machine by using the offline installation layout that you created.


Currently, the Android SDK does not support an offline installation experience. If you install Android SDK Setup items on a computer that is not connected to the internet, the installation might fail. For more information about this, go to the Troubleshoot an offline installation section in this topic.
To create an offline installation layout of Visual Studio
Download the Visual Studio setup executable file to a drive on your local machine. For example, download the vs_enterprise.exe file.
Run vs_enterprise.exe with the following arguments (switches) from a command prompt:

a. Add –layout <path>, where <path> is the location where you want the layout to download to. Note that relative paths (e.g. ..\vs2017) are not supported at present. By default, all languages are downloaded. (See Example A.)


Currently, an offline installation of Visual Studio 2017 RC will silently fail to install if the layout location is a root directory (for example, D:\). This is very common when an offline installation layout is created at the root of an ISO image. To work around this issue, please use a directory for the layout location. For example, use D:\VS2017.
b. Restrict the download to a subset of the available languages by providing the –lang <language> argument, where <language> is one or more of the ISO country codes. (See Example B and Example C.)


Example A: Install all languages

vs_enterprise.exe –layout C:\vs2017

Example B: Install one language

vs_enterprise.exe –layout C:\vs2017 –lang en-US

Example C: Install multiple languages

vs_enterprise.exe –layout C:\vs2017 –lang en-US de-DE ja-JP

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Welcome to the PowerShell Gallery
The PowerShell Gallery is the central repository for PowerShell content. You can find new PowerShell commands or Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources in the Gallery.

Getting Started with the Gallery
Installing items from the Gallery requires the latest version of the PowerShellGet module, which is available in Windows 10, in Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0, or in the MSI-based installer (for PowerShell 3 and 4).

Get Windows 10
Get latest WMF
Get PowerShellGet for PS 3 & 4
With the latest PowerShellGet module, you can:

Search through items in the Gallery with Find-Module and Find-Script
Save items to your system from the Gallery with Save-Module and Save-Script
Install items from the Gallery with Install-Module and Install-Script
Upload items to the Gallery with Publish-Module and Publish-Script
Add your own custom repository with Register-PSRepository
Check out the Documentation for more information on how to use PowerShellGet commands with the Gallery. You can also run Update-Help -Module PowerShellGet to install local help for these commands.

Download PS 3 & 4

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