A VSCode extension to paste different clipboard formats

Today a short blog post about a Visual Studio Code extension I created a week ago. VSCode, as you might know, is a very popular code editor created and maintained by Microsoft and available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. This extension implements a Paste Special function to paste clipboard content in different available formats.
2020-04-17T17:49:50-04:00December 3, 2019|Categories: Editor, Linux, Programming, Visual Studio Code, Windows|0 Comments

Creating a Docker image from a WSL instance

At some point, it may be necessary to publish the current state of a Windows Subsystem for Linux distribution to a wider audience. A WSL instance can be exported into a tar file, a Docker image can be created by importing a tar file. Then the image could be publicly made available to any host system running Docker. Let's see if it's that easy.
2020-04-17T17:49:51-04:00October 5, 2019|Categories: Docker, Linux, Windows, Windows Subsystem for Linux|0 Comments

Safe Browsing with the Windows Sandbox

The Windows May 2019 update brought the new Sandbox feature. It can be used as a safe browsing environment without the risk of affecting the base Windows installation with malware of any kind. We will create a host installation of a Web browser with a persistent configuration, which is mirrored into the virtualized environment of the Sandbox whenever needed.
2020-04-17T17:49:51-04:00September 1, 2019|Categories: Chrome, Firefox, SeaMonkey, Virtualization, Web Design, Windows|0 Comments

Windows 10: Changing Hyper-V support at boot time

If you want to use Docker under Windows and the new Windows Sandbox feature, you have to enable Hyper-​V support. The problem is: You cannot run VMware Workstation or VirtualBox and Hyper-​V at the same time. This can easily be fixed by creating two boot configurations, where one has Hyper-V enabled and one has not.
2020-04-17T17:49:51-04:00June 4, 2019|Categories: Virtualization, Windows|0 Comments

Running Linux GUI applications on Windows 10

Since the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from 2017, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a fully supported Windows feature. In case you don't already know about that feature: WSL is a compatibility layer which allows running 64 bit Linux binary executables (in ELF format) natively on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 in a console window. It uses much fewer resources than a fully virtualized machine.
2020-04-17T17:49:51-04:00March 11, 2019|Categories: Linux, Virtualization, Windows|0 Comments