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  • Tools to achieve a 10x developer workflow on Windows
    11 projects | dev.to | 8 Nov 2023
    The terminal emulator I use is Windows Terminal
  • Contour: Modern and Fast Terminal Emulator
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Oct 2023
    Also, Microsoft has their own new terminal program.


  • Windows Terminal Preview 1.19
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Sep 2023
    Release notes can be found here: https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/releases/tag/v1.19.268...

    Some highlights:

    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Sep 2023
  • Linux Terminal Emulators Have the Potential of Being Much Faster
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Sep 2023
    I feel like you are really under-selling that entire drama. It started with Casey pointing out some slow terminal behavior[0], to which he receive unreasonable flack, including this choice quote,

    >I believe what you’re doing is describing something that might be considered an entire doctoral research project in performant terminal emulation as “extremely simple” somewhat combatively…

    Casey then spent a weekend and produced a couple thousand line terminal emulator which seemed feature complete(? probably missing some bells and whistles), but blew away Windows performance.

    A year later, Microsoft released a patch, roughly incorporating some of Casey's suggestions, and did not credit him for anything[1].

    [0] https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/issues/10362

  • RIP, WordPad
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Sep 2023
  • Giving up the iPad-only travel dream
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Aug 2023
    I suppose the writer will have to wait a few more years before apple 'reinvents' the touch screen and convinces everyone they invented the touchscreen laptop. Notice how just about every other manufacture has a touch screen offering. The same was true for DVD writers back when apple called it the super drive. Many devices on the market came with DVD writers.

    The ipad pro as great as it is, will not replace a Macbook. Sure it can do similar things, but for professionals who only need one app and email for work or for grandmas that don't need much it certainly can be the only device. But it cannot do everything that a laptop can do and that's why most people need both a (tablet and a computer)

    The surface pro devices are on their 9th generation. This is what you want if you want to travel with a tablet only experience that you are able to do laptop stuff with. Sure the tablet experience is miserable but tolerable. The only things mac users are missing is IOS/MacOS. Which I admit is a big miss. Let's be honest, the Mac OS is great it's always been the hardware that has been lacking in other areas. But the surface device is a full blown computer that runs a full desktop OS and can virtualize others. If your workflow allows for a windows device,and if you like learning and trying new stuff, you will most likely enjoy your experience. Otherwise you will be as miserable as a die hard windows user who is angry that CTRL+V is CMD+V. If devtools are the only thing keeping you with macOS then you owe it to yourself to checkout WSL[1] and the new windows terminal app[2].

    [1] https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install

    [2] https://github.com/microsoft/terminal

  • Terminal Support for Emoji
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Aug 2023
  • Downsides if Emacs in a terminal with Tmux?
    2 projects | /r/emacs | 6 Jul 2023
    However, it does have an issue with incorrectly handling C-spc which is annoying. I have a work around for this to preserve the key usage, but it imposes a config change on both your Windows Terminal setup and your emacs. So your fingers can still do what they always do! I had hoped this issue would be fixed by now, but I suspect this problem snakes through many layers in that tech stack.
    2 projects | /r/emacs | 6 Jul 2023
    In my case, I use Windows Terminal which is a free and more feature complete terminal program for Windows. I find its support for various ANSI terminal attributes more complete than say something like putty. However, it does have an issue with incorrectly handling C-spc
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microsoft/terminal is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of terminal is C++.

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