Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052 to the Canary and Dev Channels.

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  • @[email protected]
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    1824 months ago

    “Let’s give our new command line app the same name as a popular linux command even though it’s not the same app and behaves differently. I’m sure our users would appreciate it when they have problem with the app and trying to search the solution later.”

    • @[email protected]
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      714 months ago

      To be consistent with Powershell’s command structure, they should call it “Get-Access” or something similar…

      • @[email protected]
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        704 months ago

        Given the horrible verbosity of PS utils, I’d expect they just abandon subtlety and call it Substitute-User-Do-Operation

        • @Passerby6497
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          I’m pretty sure it’s just Verb-Noun, I don’t think I’ve seen the multi-hyphen o es your reference

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          > Set-Alias -Name Get-Ass -Value Get-Access
          > Get-Ass
          Get-Access : Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x00000000 (E_ACCESSDENIED))

    • @[email protected]OP
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      4 months ago

      “Because we are Microsoft, the company known for giving its products perfectly reasonable and not confusing names”

      • Howdy
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        Sentinel, Defender (not the AV, lol), Entra. I hear these daily in meetings and don’t know what the hell they are. (Not my job)

        • @[email protected]
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          44 months ago

          Sentinel is MS’s SEIM product, defender is likely people referring to their paid av offering, Entra is what they renamed AzureAD recently which is their identity management platform. Not sure why they renamed the last one azureAD was a good name for it.

          • @[email protected]
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            64 months ago

            Maybe because they were getting tired of hearing from admins frustrated that Azure AD still doesn’t have full feature parity with “normal” AD? Now it’s clearly a separate product at least.

      • Deebster
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        I think Google’s the worst for this. Examples such as the browser Chrome, when browser chrome has been a thing for a long time. Go, a very common verb and keyword and also now a programming language. Not to be confused with their Go Links, which was a URL shortener. And then there’s all the ones they either rebrand or retire and/or replace.

        Perhaps they want confusing names because they think other search engines can’t handle the ambiguity.

        • @[email protected]
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          64 months ago

          To be honest, other programming languages aren’t named any better

          Pascal is just a common name, Rust is a common noun, Java is an island which you cannot find by searching for just its name, Python’s a snake, C# is a musical note and C is just a letter.

    • Nyfure
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      234 months ago

      afaik they also alias common linux/gnu commands like curl… but the syntax isnt like curl at all

      • @OmnislashIsACloudApp
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        294 months ago

        I definitely spent a frustrated 45 minutes trying to figure out why curl wasn’t working when it was supposed to be supported in PowerShell.

        then I hit tab a couple of times and noticed curl.exe was an option, that works exactly the same as I had expected with original syntax.

        they do this to a lot of things though a lot of common commands end up being an alias to a powershell command with a specific option set that doesn’t always line up

    • @tabular
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      114 months ago

      I wonder which sudo Bing will default to find 🤔

      • Billiam
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        74 months ago

        Phil Collins, probably.

      • Billiam
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        34 months ago

        Xitter’s Grok.

    • @[email protected]
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      24 months ago

      They’ve had a real problem with names recently. I wonder if the laid all the creative people off in that company. Miss me with this “new outlook” “new teams” “teams for work and school” just think of a new name for each app for the love of god…

      • @esc27
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        34 months ago

        Not a new problem. Many years ago they released a server app to download and deploy updates to a businesses computers. They called it Windows Update Service, or WUS. A bit later they changed the name to Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). The FAQ on the name change noted the old name “did not accurately reflect the value of the software”

    • @wreckedcarzz
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      24 months ago

      MS, seeing G green-light the .zip TLD: hold my beer

    • Glitchington
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      334 months ago

      They are tired of right clicking Command Prompt to “Run as Administrator”. They’ve been doing it for decades, they can have one tiny piece of QoL improvement.

  • @answersplease77
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    414 months ago

    I bet you not even sudo could remove edge. edge is like the breathing lungs and thinking brain and balls of computer

    • @javasux
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      314 months ago

      HTTP is stored in the balls

    • @[email protected]
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      “This action is forbidden. The incident has been reported.”

      And then MS sends goons to your house to break your legs

      • @isles
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        74 months ago

        That’s an unpalatable response - instead you’re sentenced to 10 hours of Browser Reeducation classes

    • @UsernameIsTooLon
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      44 months ago

      You used to be able to >winget uninstall Microsoft.Edge

      But the problem is Edge would still come back every time Windows had an update.

      • @[email protected]
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        I hope the EU DMA update fixes that.

        It supposedly allows you to uninstall more stuff.

    • @KoalaUnknown
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      14 months ago

      There are lots of 3rd party mods like AtlasOS that can remove edge.

  • @Treczoks
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    374 months ago

    And, knowing Windows, won’t let you do as much as a real sudo would anyway. There are so many f-ing things that even Admin is not allowed to do on a Windows box, it is simply annoying. “Oh no, you cannot remove Edge! This would threaten the stability of the universe!”

      • @Treczoks
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        84 months ago

        Amazing, isn’t it? Just a bit of legal pressure, and impossible things suddenly are easy to do.

    • @psud
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      44 months ago

      Sounds exactly like the common graphical implementations of sudo

  • @[email protected]
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    274 months ago

    It is an ergonomic and familiar solution for users who want to elevate a command without having to first open a new elevated console.

    Yeah Microsoft, how exactly is it familiar for Windows users? 😜

  • @taanegl
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    Finally. Although, I bet it’s going to be one of these looongass PS OO commands, with an alias tied to it.

    Probably Escalate-RegularUserPrivelige and smack a mandatory -Confirm argument in there as well, just to be annoying.

    • @[email protected]
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      174 months ago

      Although you have to admire that PowerShell at least attempts to define a common set of verbs and vocabulary.

      • @taanegl
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        34 months ago

        Fair enough. I just wish shorthand was the standard.

    • @[email protected]
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      154 months ago

      The trick to powershell is to make incredibly liberal use of tab completion to speed yourself up. Or make aliases for commands you use really often.

      • @[email protected]
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        74 months ago

        Yeah, I get that it can be a pain to type long commands out the first time, but if you’re using a terminal or an editor without tab completion in 2024 then you’ve chosen to do things the hard way.

  • Toes♀
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    144 months ago

    This has been needed since Windows XP SP2.

    Glad to see they’ve finally started doing their backlog tickets.

  • @kometes
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    124 months ago

    alias sudo=runas

    Wow, so exciting.

  • @[email protected]
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    114 months ago

    Honestly, it’s hardly newsworthy given how sudo was a thing in windows for quite a while now. I use it pretty often, especially sudo pwsh for elevated shells.