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How to Determine What Just Ran on Windows Console

Ever wonder what was run in that Console window that briefly appeared on your screen? In this guest post, Craig Loewen - our awesome summer intern explains how you can find out what command-line applications run on your machine. Over to you Craig ... [This article includes samples from Nathan Gau’s Blog on Using SCOM to Capture Suspicious...

Understanding Windows Console Host Settings

Welcome to the first of several posts that describe some of the inner workings of the Windows Console. This post was written by Craig Loewen (our awesome 2017 summer intern), and Paul Campbell (SDE on Windows Console, Cmd, & Bash on Windows). Settings in the Windows Console Host can be a bit tricky to understand. This is mostly because...

Great Bash Intro Video from Build 2017

In case you've not seen it yet, Bash/WSL team members Yosef, Paul & Ben, along with Sean Larkin (WebPack) & Ken Wheeler (FormidableLabs) talk about what Bash/WSL is, what it's for, and why it's an essential tool to them! Be sure to watch, and comment below and/or hit us up on Twitter if you have questions! Yosef (@yosefdurr) Paul...

Will Linux distros run on Windows 10 S?

Will Linux distros run on Windows 10 S? Many people have asked "You just announced that Linux distro's are coming to the Windows Store - will they run on Windows 10 S?" The answer is No! Just because an "app" comes from the Windows Store does NOT automatically mean that it's safe & suitable for running in Windows 10 S. There are some ...

Windows 10 Creators Update: What’s new in Bash/WSL & Windows Console

When Windows 10 Anniversary Update (AU) was shipped, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) was still far from complete, and was known to have many incompatibilities, especially with popular developer tools like node.js, Java, etc. However, it was important to get this exciting new feature into the hands of real users so that we could learn ...

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

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 SSH channel to a target...

Rumors of Cmd’s death have been greatly exaggerated

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 of ...

Hanselman takes a tour around 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 ...