This open source project is made in the hope to replicate the Windows 11 desktop experience on web, using standard web technologies like React, CSS (SCSS), and JS.
The project description says “in React”, but the source code is comprised of 93.5% CSS. I love this portion of the README that addresses why the author built it (I assume they get this question a lot).
WHY NOT? Why not just waste a week of your life creating a react project just to coverup your insecurities of how incompetent you are. Just Why not!
WSLg provides an integrated experience for developers, scientists or enthusiasts that prefer or need to run Windows on their PC but also need the ability to run tools or applications which works best, or exclusively, in a Linux environment. While users can accomplish this today using a multiple system setup, with individual PC dedicated to Windows and Linux, virtual machine hosting either Windows or Linux, or an XServer running on Windows and projected into WSL, WSLg provides a more integrated, user friendly and productive alternative.
WSLg strives to make Linux GUI applications feel native and natural to use on Windows. From integration into the Start Menu for launch to appearing in the task bar, alt-tab experience to enabling cut/paste across Windows and Linux applications, WSLg enables a seamless desktop experience and workflow leveraging Windows and Linux applications.
Microsoft’s engineers just keep crankin’ out the hits.
A pre-installed and pre-configured set of tools for folks interested in reverse engineering and/or malware analysis on Windows systems.
Obviously, you can download such tools from their own website and install them by yourself in a new VM. But if you download retoolkit, it can probably save you some time. Additionally, the tools come pre-configured so you’ll find things like x64dbg with a few plugins, command-line tools working from any directory, etc. You may like it if you’re setting up a new analysis VM.
Note they say “a new analysis VM”. Do NOT install this on anything but a virtual machine.
A fun throwback in honor of Windows 95’s recent 25th anniversary. This ad is pure 90’s and still dope, IMHO.
If you want to make a theme or contribute i’d love to see where you can take this!
This is great but why’d they skip 2000.css?! (the best Windows version 😜)
What’s old is new again! See it in use with React right here.
This is a full-featured virtual machine host for 30+ processors including
Fancy Zones is a window manager that is designed to make it easy to arrange and snap windows into efficient layouts for your workflow and also to restore these layouts quickly. Fancy Zones allows the user to define a set of window locations for a desktop that are drag targets for windows. When the user drags a window into a zone, the windows is resized and repositioned to fill that zone.
I want this in my life. Anybody know of a similar tool for macOS?
Inspired by the Windows 95 era PowerToys project, this reboot provides power users with ways to squeeze more efficiency out of the Windows 10 shell and customize it for individual workflows. A great overview of the Windows 95 PowerToys can be found here.
This is a star-it-for-later post, since the repo won’t contain the source code until “Summer 2019”.
Microsoft is launching a new command line app for Windows, dubbed Windows Terminal. It’s designed to be the central location for access to environments like PowerShell, Cmd, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Microsoft is adding multiple tab support alongside theming and customization for developers who want to tweak the Terminal app.
It officially launches in June, but the source code is already up on GitHub so you build it yourself today.
What’s old is new again! Built with styled-components.
Maybe you’re thinking this is some kind of emulator that has been compiled to WebAssembly or a Docker thing somehow running in the browser. Nope! It’s a straight-up React-based web application that recreates the classic XP desktop. Most of the apps don’t actually exist, but have no fear: Minesweeper is here 🙌
This has a lot going for it:
- works with PowerShell, CMD, WSL or custom shells
- has tabs and multiple windows
- can be themed and configured to the hilt
- supports importing iTerm themes
- includes a fullscreen mode
- and more…
The Windows Calculator app is a modern Windows app written in C++ that ships pre-installed with Windows. The app provides standard, scientific, and programmer calculator functionality, as well as a set of converters between various units of measurement and currencies.
It’s like Microsoft is just teasing us at this point. How long before they open source Windows itself?!
Everyone’s favorite package manager for macOS released version 2.0 with official support for Linux and Windows 10 (with Windows Subsystem Linux). Cross-platform setup scripts just got a whole lot easier.
This only works well by accident and was mostly a joke. The code quality is accordingly.
It may be a joke, but it’s one that’s chock full of nostalgia for the once-great operating system.
Very cool! I tried to get to a Command Prompt, but it seems key input has been disabled.
There’s lots of fun comments in this Twitter thread.
Feeling nostalgic for Windows 95? Blake Tsuzaki was:
This is a little exploration into applying ’90s-era design & principles into a modern platform with some primitive components. The assets and design metrics were (for the most part) taken from an actual installation of Windows 95.
You may be wondering why all the effort? You’ll find answers to that question and more in the README.
PWAs are coming to Microsoft Edge and Windows. This is a huge win for PWAs.
We’re all-in on PWAs. In fact, we want to take PWAs on Windows to the next level, by making them first-class app citizens in Windows.
Love this quote:
Progressive Web Apps are just great web sites that can behave like native apps—or, perhaps, Progressive Web Apps are just great apps, powered by Web technologies and delivered with Web infrastructure.
If you’re a web developer and you’re not paying attention to Windows, Edge, and what Microsoft is doing because “that’s not your camp,” means you’re missing out on a massive community working hard to move the web forward. Pay attention.