Tag: Windows

Installing Android Studio on WSL2 for Flutter

I’m trying to do some “modern” Android development and want to experiment with Flutter while running Windows, and WSL2 with Ubuntu. Flutter isn’t as easy to install as some programs, no simple apt-get etc, but instead a collection of binaries distributed by different organizations that all need to be tied together. To start with, you’ll…

By addshore January 4, 2022 5

Developing on Windows, the WSL life

The Windows developer experience has evolved quite allot in the last 5-10 years. I now spend most of my development life running Windows with WSL2 and using Windows Terminal and winget. So here are a few pointers from my experiences so far. WSL (WSL2) WSL2 is what you want! The first version of WSL was…

By addshore October 20, 2021 4

sudo / elevate on Windows 11

Windows has never had a native sudo or elevation feature. Of course if you write the correct Power Shell commands you can make this happen, but what we really want is convenience. There are various packages around to help out and various ways to install them. And in Windows 11 with a new package manager,…

By addshore August 1, 2021 1

Adding git bash to Windows terminal

I just saw a tweet saying that Windows terminal is now generally available, so I had to give it a try. After downloading from the store and booting up I realized that only powershell, cmd and wsl are listed by default (and also Azure which I don’t really care about). Clicking around the UI a…

By addshore May 19, 2020 6

T460 & Windows 10

A few weeks ago I was blessed with a new Lenovo ThinkPad T460 to replace my old and very beaten up HP Pavilion DV6-3180EA. This also meant an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 that I have been putting off for some time. Here are my first impressions of both the T460 and Windows 10.

By addshore May 2, 2016 0

My issues with the MediaFire desktop app

MediaFire (read about me on wikipedia) is a file hosting, file synchronization, and cloud storage service. MediaFire was first founded in 2006 but in 2014 it did something that really caught my eye. They increased their baseline storage service from 100GB to 1TB and reduced the price down to just $2.50 a month. With the price beating…

By addshore April 10, 2015 5