@EricTheAstronomer: it is my understanding that the usage of 'localhost' enforces a TCP/IP connection instead of default sockets. This appears to be a necessity at this time. I was literally 'bashing' my head for a good half hour or so trying things, and to my surprise xeyes appeared to my delight once I specified localhost ;)
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Apr 15, 2016 at 3:39PM
Apr 08, 2016 at 8:16PM
@bipinsubedi: Sweet! I had a feeling it was possible! It looks like xcowsay can only handle a max of 2 words as arguments or throws an error when ran from the Linux subsystem... Either way, GTK + X11 apps work! Love, love, love Bash on Ubuntu on Windows!
@Manoj:Yikes, was supposed to be aka.ms/iot-ctd-field-labs , I have gone ahead and fixed, now both should properly redirect =)
@seba.gomez:Thanks for the kind words! Regarding usage of the term "hacking", yes, as in
- an adherent of the technology and programming subculture.
As implied through terms like "Hackathon", "Civic Hack", "Hack for Humanity" etc.