Wow. Windows will no longer require admin rights to create a symlink. Amazing.
PSA: if you’re using VirtualBox on Windows and you need USB passthrough, do not install usbpcap when installing Wireshark.
Installing “Ubuntu on Windows”. While it’s downloading, the ConEmu taskbar icon shows a progress bar. I’m pretty impressed.
The Windows install on my desktop suddenly decided to start resetting some settings every time I log in. The wallpaper, Start and taskbar pinned items, Firefox profile… Thankfully, not the Steam profile :D
Oh, by the way, recently I was reminded of one of the most infuriating Windows things. It’s 2016 and Windows is still not UTF-8 everywhere. The
cmd console is whatever (CP1251 for Russian locale), Visual Studio saves by default in whatever (I’ve seen CP1251 and… UTF-8 with BOM). There’s also the
\r\n newline stuff. And Windows users are convinced that Windows defaults aren’t the problem, it’s those weird Unix people who cause problems.
You know the operating system chooser light blue screen that pops up when you upgrade to a new build of Windows 10?
I just saw that it can become “not responding” for a moment – complete with a white overlay and spinning circle cursor!
A fresh install of Visual Studio 2015 RC w/o any optional things is 7 GB. Seven. Gigabytes. Why.
(also, “close VS to reduce the probability of required restart” is a lie, it required a restart anyway)