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Comment Re: Not an alternative to Linux, an alternative to (Score 1) 277

WSL as a whole is a beta product. You can only run it in windows 10, not on any windows server versions

Insider builds are even more beta

This was caught.... but some one person decided this wasn't enough of an issue to kill off this insider build. Annoying given the coverage this has gotten. Maybe they just wanted to get the syscalls postgresql needs out asap, who knows

Comment Re: Not an alternative to Linux, an alternative to (Score 1) 277

The target audience is developers where windows is their primary platform, but like everyone we use some Linux tools. Windows ports of Linux programs all feel like ports and some (looking at you Couchbase) randomly spike CPU and drive me crazy.

Why not in a vm? It's an option. But my machine only has 16 gb of ram. I dedicate 8 to my windows dev vm. I could afford a couple for another vm. But what should I run? A coreOS vm to run docker containers? A centos vm to match our postgresql host? Rhel for the weird government product we offer?

Lots of vms gets taxing on resources quickly

Comment Re: Ha-Ha! (Score 1) 277

I don't get it. It's far superior. I had redis running in bash on windows a few minutes after reading that it was possible. Cygwin will give you grep, etc, but bash on windows lets you apt-get any binary out there that runs on Ubuntu. They don't all work yet, but it's much more powerful. While ctrl-c is an embarrassing bug, this update also included implementations of syscalls that postgresql needs to install and run

Comment Re: That isn't trustful. (Score 0) 583

There are only a small fraction of popular open source projects where this is true. The large majority of open source projects, by number, get no such love. I've been appalled at some of the problems in the own source projects I've used the most, like Couchbase and RabbitMQ. RabbitMQ doesn't run in background threads in windows at least and made our console apps hang when they ended due to this, and the devs wouldn't accept that this was a bug so we had to fork it. Couchbase's .net client had a thread.sleep command in it's finalizer code at one point. Open source != quality. Quality == quality.

Comment Re: Apps, it had to be apps (Score 1) 241

My issues with this article:
*ASP is called dead, but the inputs for the article are all from 2013-now
*MB isn't clarified. From the numbers I think they're comparing compiled apps MB against scripting apps MB, where one is either native code or intermediate, and the other is plain text files. They briefly mention there are problems with "problems power KLOC", but they don't mention what those problems are.
* JavaScript apps have almost no security flaws, but .net, php, etc have XSS vulnerabilities - no they don't, only JavaScript is XSS. Counting the flaws in emitted js code as php or asp is weird

Comment Re: funny. (Score 1) 246

Broken code is easily detectable. Here is the malicious idea that's only picked up if you check for the character set: two variables named the same except for a non printing character. Passes tests, works, just a hidden trip line left behind.

Here's a fun character set I encountered last year: full width characters.ï½ï½ï½OEï½OEï½--ï½ï½ï½"ï½ï¼ï½fï½ï½Zï½-ï½...ï½'ï½"ï½...ï½'. These differences would be almost invisible as well

Comment Android tablets (Score 1) 220

Flash drives me crazy. Financial sites like to use it for graphs and charts and I can't install it on my Samsung tablet. Yes I know there are tricks with alternate browsers etc but I bought a damn tablet to be easy. Most of these sites have apps, but almost inevitably they are less full featured than the website.

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