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Those brave souls previewing Microsoft's new Windows Terminal were given a treat last night, as the team emitted an update to its latest take on command line shenanigans. The release comes hot on the heels of the eyeball-friendly monospaced Cascadia Code font, issued earlier this week after a lengthy gestation. The gang has …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That's just given me an idea...

    The most evil prank for any *Nix based dev who forgets to lock their machine...

    ComicSans on terminal.

    Or maybe just slowly lowering the font size until they start complaining of needing glasses.

    Anon. Natch....

  2. dnicholas

    The devil makes work for idle hands

    1. TheVogon

      According to Pornhub at least.

    2. Sgt_Oddball Silver badge


      "The devil makes work for idle hairy hands"

      Mines the dirty macintosh...

  3. TheVogon

    If you don't trust Microsoft and prefer legacy code (How many holes now in Open SSL?!) then you can always use:

    Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name OpenSSH.Server~~~~

    Set-Service -Name sshd -StartupType 'Automatic'

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      OpenSSL and OpenSSH are completely unrelated. OpenSSH has a very good security track record, and it has been included as Microsoft finally catches up with the rest of the world.

  4. Dave 15 Silver badge

    I would rather

    I would rather they stopped dicking around with fonts and moving settings, apps and other sit around and did something useful like getting rid of the bugs that lead to blue screens, the bugs that mean stuff doesn't work, the bugs that reset things like the credential guard after reboots and the unbelievably piss poor slow performance of their bloated bug ridden shit

    1. Sandtitz Silver badge

      Re: I would rather

      "I would rather they stopped dicking around with fonts and moving settings, apps and other sit around and did something useful like getting rid of the bugs that lead to blue screens"

      Blue Screens? That was all the rage back in XP and earlier, but these days BSOD is usually just a sign of hardware failure.

      If MS can come up with good monospace fonts I'm all for it. It's not like the font designers' work is taking any resources from the coders - I certainly hope it's not the same people coding kernel and designing UI elements!

      1. Mark 85 Silver badge

        Re: I would rather

        Given what all MS has laid off in employees and other cost saving/income enhancing things, maybe they've let go of coders and have turned the font designers loose to make it seem better. It seems that an awful lot of tech companies are going for style over substance. Or maybe it's just "marketing rules"?

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      1. TheVogon

        Re: I would rather

        Just apply your firewall settings as a mandatory GPO.

        1. Dan 55 Silver badge

          Re: I would rather

          Or maybe not changing user settings in the first place would be even better.

    3. AMBxx Silver badge

      Re: I would rather

      I agree with your sentiments, but Windows 10 is very stable. Problem at the moment is focussing too much on the pretty stuff.

      Why do we need a 3rd command prompt?

      1. tin 2

        Re: I would rather

        Windows 10 is very stable! LOL! pull the other one!

      2. Joe Drunk

        Re: I would rather

        In my experience yes, Windows 10 1903 is very stable. Providing you:

        1) Disable auto-updates.

        2) Disable IPV6

        3) Disable telemetry

        4) Don't run too many apps at once.

        5) Occasionally kill Windows Store process because it like to hog 50% CPU in the background for no apparent reason (I have actually disabled it completely and only re-enable it when I need to download something from the store, killing it immediately after).

      3. Baldrickk Silver badge

        Re: I would rather

        Agreed with it being stable. The only blue-screens I've managed have been from OC'ing my hardware a little (a lot) too much.

        It's other things that annoy me. STILL not having a single settings/control panel. That what has been switched over isn't as functional as the old stuff. That some things exist in two states - seriously, I have two sound control er... controls, and two sound mixers, and two volume applets - and they don't even always agree. The old style one looks slightly less clean, but gives me better functionality - having a list of devices with defaults marked and sound activity shown against each instead of a blooming drop-down to select from that only shows the name of whatever is selected as the default device!

        Seriously, if MS would give me the option of the Win 7 UI with the Win 10 back end improvements then I'd jump at it.

  5. Marty McFly


    For those of you who do not live in the Pacific Northwest..... "Cascadia" is a fault line which could potentially devastate the entire region. Perhaps this naming is an omen of Microsoft code to come?

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