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DvDmanDT

Member Since 10 Dec 2004
Online Last Active Today, 03:32 PM

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In Topic: Your Preferred Os And Why

Today, 08:53 AM

Windows 10 for desktops/laptops/tablets/phone. FreeBSD for servers.

 

I love Visual Studio, especially C#. I love the UI. I hate the updates, but I can kindof live with it. The MS account support for Windows 8+ is awesome when using multiple computers and devices. I actually use and enjoy some of the store apps. For FreeBSD, it's the ports system. Being able to build from source with compile time customization yet full dependency resolution and update support, that also integrates with the default package manager is really awesome.

 

One thing I really don't get is why the whole Ubuntu on Windows is such a hyped feature? I've been using Cygwin for 10 years or so now, which has pretty much all of the tools and stuff from the OSS world, so what is so much better with running native Ubuntu binaries? Can the native Ubuntu binaries even interact with native Windows binaries (for example, piping output to eachother etc)? I'm guessing I'm missing something big..?


In Topic: Removing a deep recursive folder structure

Yesterday, 02:34 PM

What about a script renaming folders to make the complete name shorter?

 

If using subst, make a script to create a single substitution that's as long as allowed. You probably don't need too much to get below the limit..?


In Topic: Removing a deep recursive folder structure

Yesterday, 02:06 PM

Is there are lot of nested folders or is there a recursive symlink of some sort involved?

 

If just deep folder structure, what about say

 

subst X: "C:\whatever\Source\Runtime\Engine\Bin\Engine\Engine\Bin\Engine\Engine\Bin\Engine\Engine\Bin\Engine\Engine\Bin\Engine\Engine\Bin\Engine\Engine"

 

Then trying to remove stuff from there..?


In Topic: Visual Studio Hardware Requirements Seem Lower

25 August 2016 - 03:41 PM

 

I bought one for my mom with 1.44GHz cpu, 2GB ram and 32GB storage


Why do you hate your mom so much?

 

:lol:

 

She wanted a tablet and had an extremely limited budget. Apple stuff is 3-4x that price, at least over here, so that was pretty much ruled out. Then there are lots and lots of different Android based tablets/hybrids, but they typically rely on manufacturer for updates and stuff which means you'll want to stick with a known brand. Those are also in the upper price range. Then there are the Windows based ones with a familiar interface and familiar applications, that I can properly support (I'm an all in MS guy), for a really low price, with rather good support/maintainance from MS. As someone who has owned and used a Windows 8.1/10 tablet for years now, I can honestly say it's a pretty nice platform. The one I got for my mom is probably gonna be a bit slow, but not sure anything else would be better in the same price range, and she's a very casual user so. I guess time will tell though, she got it very recently.


In Topic: Visual Studio Hardware Requirements Seem Lower

25 August 2016 - 04:52 AM

Any reasonably modern PC -- basically anything built in the last decade -- can meet those specs.

 

Thinking on it, it would actually be an expensive trip to museum-type stores specializing in old hardware in order to build something that DIDN'T meet those specs.  

 

Actually, there has recently been an upswing in really cheap hybrids (as in tablets with keyboards) with very low specs. They focus more on battery time, low price and low weight, and can easily drop below those requirements. I bought one for my mom with 1.44GHz cpu, 2GB ram and 32GB storage for ~$150, including attachable keyboard and Windows 10 license. 


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