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Software > Microsoft >

(on Wikipedia)
https://msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/wsl/

Untested

I don't know if I'll ever care to replace Git on Windows with this, but it's noted here nonetheless.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.skype.com/

A ubiquitous VoIP, webcamming and instant messager client.

I only use Skype when other people need me to use it.

  • Talking about a version is pretty pointless since it forces updates these days.
  • Skype is not trustworthy

    • A while back (pre-Microsoft), Skype for Linux was caught reading the system's password file.
    • After purchasing Skype, Microsoft applied for a traffic-interception patent.
  • Skype leaks one's IP address when making a call to contacts.

TODO - I have shitloads of notes in my backlog.

Windows >

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(on Wikipedia)

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  • (date not recorded) While using this, I also dual-booted into Linux (distribution not recorded)

  • (date not recorded) I used Windows XP and then Windows Legacy.
  • (dates not recorded) I had a background from Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98 and 98se.



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TODO - I have a lot of bookmarks to add, and probably notes somewhere.

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Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.minecraft.net/

A procedurally generated survival game with shitty graphics, which became popular because it was first-to-market and took advantage of nostalgia.

Unfortunately, Minecraft was never completed and the author fucked off with the money to make another game. Even with extraordinary success, the author didn't make good on promises and the game was never finished.

I loved this game, and even bought it twice to support the developer, but because it was Java it would bring a computer to its knees. Being sold out to Microsoft (for their upcoming virtual reality stuff I'd bet) was bafflingly insulting.



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