In the early days of the world wide web, there was one browser that ruled them all: Netscape Navigator.

Not long after the start of the new millennium, however, it’s market share had drastically decreased. With the rise of Internet Explorer, Netscape found themselves in a fight that they couldn’t win.

This video details how this happened by discussing the browser wars, and the rise and fall of Netscape.

Microsoft has announced the availability of GPU Compute on the WSL 2.

WSL allows users to run native Linux command-line tools directly on Windows 10. Short for Windows Subsystem for Linux, WSL runs on over 3.5 million monthly active devices.

According to Microsoft, GPU Compute on WSL has always been the most-requested feature.

The preview of GPU Compute for WSL2 will initially be compatible with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) workflows. Plus, it will allow WSL users to operate Machine Learning training workloads directly on Windows. At this year’s Build 2020 developer conference, Microsoft revealed its plans to make the preview of GPU Compute available within WSL for Windows Insiders.

ExplainingComputers works through the mystery of file systems in his lastest video.

NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, ext4 and APFS are just some of the file systems used to organize data on storage drives. This video outlines the differences between these and other file systems, and explains how to choose between them. 

Learn all about WSL2, the new version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and what changes have been made to improve performance.

Craig Loewen shows you how to get things installed and set up a Linux development workflow that is integrated with Windows and VS Code.

Check out the faster IO performance and system call compatibility, then watch Craig run an app from inside a container using Docker Desktop for Windows and debug it using VS Code.

Here are some links to learn more:

If you’re a developer (or IT professional) who likes to use the command line and appreciates an organized, customized, fast workflow, then this video is for you!

  • Run PowerShell, Ubuntu (Linux), Azure CLI, Oh-my-Zsh, and Posh-Git command lines all in one terminal via multiple tabs.
  • Open each command line in separate split panes, all in the same terminal window using shortcut keys to jump between them.
  • Customize your font, background colors or images, shortcut keys, and default profiles.
  • Checkout some demos and see what’s good.

Kayla Cinnamon shows you how to get started. 

It’s hard for people today accustomed to Wikipedia to think of a time when the idea of an electronic encyclopedia was futuristic and revolutionary.

In this two-part series, some of the original Microsoft Encarta team explain what it was like to work on the revolutionary product from the ’90s.

Anthony Keller, Brian Manthos, Andy Woods, and Lisa Woods talk about what they miss most and what was the most difficult part of shipping Encarta.

Time Index:

  • 2:14 Encarta’s design process and challenges
  • 6:44 Navigating with the back button
  • 8:17 Encarta bugs, testing, and bug court
  • 14:00 Shipping Encarta and releases
  • 18:22 Encarta customer memories and Encarta’s impact
  • 23:20 Country disputes in Encarta with maps
  • 25:03 Mindmaze Game
  • 31:37 the Encarta family