Installing .Net 3.5 on Windows 8

Windows 8 includes .Net 4.5 by default on new installations, but not .Net 3.5 which is required for applications built with versions 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 of .Net.

Windows 8 has a neat feature that detects if an application requires a version of .Net other than what is installed and will prompt you to install the missing feature on Demand

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Say goodbye to Safari on Windows

Safari 6 was made available with Mac OS X Mountain Lion and this version will not be available for Windows as it has in the past.

Not that it makes much of a difference since I’m sure Safari didn’t have much market share on windows.

Source: Safari for Windows discontinued?

Sysinternals Update: Process Explorer

On June 6th Windows Sysinternals released version 15.2 of Process Explorer (a Task Manager replacement). The update includes the following:

  • Autoruns functionality that adds a new Autostart Location column and property to the process and DLL views with information of where the image is automatically started or loaded from.
  • .Net stack walking support to the thread stack dialog.
  • Process timeline column showing the process’ lifetime relative to other processes.

For those who don’t know about Sysinternals and/or Process Explorer, here’s a quick description of each:

Sysinternals: Website featuring freeware utilities to manage, diagnose, troubleshoot, and monitor a Microsoft Windows. These are hosted on Microsofts TechNet website.

Process Explorer: System monitoring tool which can be used as a replacement for the built-in Task Manager for Windows. This is what the Task Manager should be.