Posts & articles related to the Windows operating system.

  • Use Jekyll on Windows via the Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

    The Windows Subsystem for Linux works surprisingly well by now – at least for simple tasks. In this blog post, I describe how to install the WSL as well as Jekyll (with GitHub Pages support) using Ubuntu as the distro of choice. Installing the WSL and a Linux distro is suprisingly easy and has only 4 steps (one is optional).

  • Note to self: Do not use junctions with GitHub for Windows

    The GitHub for Windows client does not work properly with junctions (mklink /j ..).
    I encountered this issue when I set up my working environment for WCF 2.0 on Windows (yes, I am back to Windows temporarily for my working needs, but I will switch back to Linux asap).