Use Visual C++ for Linux to build and debug C++ code on the Windows Subsystem for Linux

Visual Studio 2017 Install Options
Visual Studio 2017 Install Options

I first learned about Visual C++ for Linux, which was released in March 2016, shortly before the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) was first announced. I was immediately blown away by how VERY cool this feature of Visual Studio is! What’s insanely cool about this feature is that when the project is built, VS opens an…

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Rumors of Cmd’s death have been greatly exaggerated

cmd
cmd

This post is in response to a story published on December 6th 2016 by ComputerWorld titled “Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt” and its follow-up article “Follow-up: MS-DOS lives on after all“. These “stories” were subsequently picked up by Business Insider and Life Hacker among others and fueled a number of concerned Tweets some…

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24-bit Color in the Windows Console!

24-bit Color Grids
24-bit Color Grids

One of the most frequent requests we receive is to increase the number of colors that the Windows Console can support. We love nothing more than to deliver features you ask for!

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Hanselman takes a tour around Bash on Windows

Hanselman Demo's Bash on Windows
Hanselman Demo's Bash on Windows

If you’re anything like me, you’re already overloaded with work/studies & life, and there’s just never enough time to go and dig into all the awesome new open-source projects, cool new tools, exciting new languages & platforms, and any amount of other technology that appears almost hourly these days. Wouldn’t it be great if someone…

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Huge improvements to Bash on Ubuntu on Windows in Build 14361

Dona Sarkar, the new owner of the Windows Insider Big Red Release Button has just announced the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update Insiders Build 14361 to the fast-ring: Start your download engines – this is a release filled with huge improvements, too numerous to list here, but which are nicely summarized in the release…

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Tmux support arrives for Bash on Ubuntu on Windows

Tmux on Bash on Windows
Tmux on Bash on Windows

In Windows 10 build 14361, available now to Windows Insiders fast-ring users, we’ve added Pseudo Terminal support to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) which, along with improvements to Windows Console’s much improved support for rendering VT control sequences, enables Tmux support to light-up your console! For those not familiar with it, Tmux is a terminal multiplexer…

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