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Windows 11 announced

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Microsoft announced Windows 11 today! The Verge gives an overview about it.

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Back to Windows 10 on my desktop

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I spent most of the weekend trying and finally managed to install Windows 10 today in a fairly short time.

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Windows 11

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In 9 days Microsoft wants to present the “next generation” of Windows, it is assumed to be “Windows 11”.

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Windows 10 21H1 is available and I just installed it on my ThinkPad. Wow, that was a fast (major Windows) update! Not many new features though…

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WSL 2 support for Linux GUI apps is coming soon

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Last year’s announcement that WSL 2 would soon support Linux GUI apps seems to be getting more real, as the feature is now present in an Insider build. Running Linux GUI apps in WSL 2 then makes such workarounds as I once described unnecessary. I’m curious to see in which release the feature will end up.

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I installed Windows 10 😱

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I did something very unusual for me, considering that I have been recommending the use of Linux for years (and still do): I installed Windows 10.

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Quick Assist on Windows 10

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I just learned about a pre-installed tool on Windows 10 called “Quick Assist” (or “Remotehilfe” in German). It has basically the same features most people use from tools like TeamViewer or AnyDesk. It lets you view or control a remote computer to help your family with computer problems for example.

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Will Windows become Open Source?

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Microsoft’s open source strategy is interesting. Microsoft currently publishes 3836 repositories on GitHub. By chance I came across the following new repository: Extensible Storage Engine. It is published under the MIT License.

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The best of both worlds

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This might sound like a post by a Microsoft fanboy, but honestly, WSL 2 on Windows 10 2004 is really great. It allows me to use Windows on my Surface Go, but at the same time use Linux (Ubuntu 20.04) on it, in a small optimized VM. For example I can run Hugo inside WSL 2 at Linux speed (fast) instead of Windows speed (slow). I just need to take care to save the Git repository with my site files inside the filesystem of the VM and not on Windows (passthrough is really slow). And it’s easy to start Visual Studio Code from inside WSL 2 by just tiping “code .” and the current directory will be opened in Code. I’m really waiting for official GUI support so that I can even use graphical applications under Linux. The best of both worlds.

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Windows Package Manager

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I didn’t believe my eyes when I saw this: Windows has an official package manager now. The lack of a package manager was the thing that annoyed me most about Windows. That’s why I always used Chocolatey on Windows, but even that has room for improvement.

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Jan-Lukas Else