You know this weekend I took my time to explore a few things in Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015. For starters, every time I installed Windows, being a Windows Pro version owner I never bothered checking the features it offered, such as BitLocker.
So, the thing about Hyper-V is that it’s something really, really abstract to the Windows user. Unless you poke the bear you won’t really know what’s in there. Hyper-V is a solution similar to Virtual Box, VMWare, it provides virtualization capabilities to your Windows. Now, why I mention Hyper-V is because it was almost a routine for me to always install Virtual Box after installing Windows, then it occurs to me that we already had Hyper-V to begin with.
I loaded up OpenSUSE Leap ISO and to my surprise everything worked flawlessly.
You still need to configure the network through the Virtual Switch Manager in Hyper-V else the network won’t work, it only takes a couple of clicks.
I’m a big fan of virtual desktops, every time I winded up using Windows part of me wanted to use virtual desktops because it was a way for me to organize my applications through tasks. Windows 10 finally, after many years, went ahead and added virtual desktops to the mix.
Either way, Cordova is new to me and things like debugging, poking around seems too loose at the moment.
Visual Studio Emulator
I have a beef with this emulator… I can’t deploy Qt applications with it as the
shader program is not linked. I want to deploy Qt applications because else I would have to disable Hyper-V and I don’t want to do that because it requires me to reboot every time.
Overall my experience with VSE has been nice, it’s straightforward, I just wish it played with Qt nicely. The best part? Qt Creator can automatically detect VS Emulator emulators running so you don’t have to do any extra work.