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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Monday, May 30, 2011
Mount .iso files in Windows
I remember Greg Low once talking about the “Resolved: by Design” or “Resolved: as Won't Fix” replies on Connect when the issue being raised or asked for was clearly a good idea (obviously there are time constraints and sometimes things just aren’t possible); his point was that it doesn’t take too many such responses for even someone evangelical in their conscientious raising of issues to be less than enthusiastic about continuing to do so.
Why do I mention that? Well, ever wanted to mount an .iso file natively in windows? Not such a surprising thing to want to do, right? Especially as Microsoft actually provide many downloads in this format (such as the Windows 7 OS, which is what I was installing). Check out this Connect article “Mount .iso files”. It had 919 up-votes at last count!… Something for Windows 8?
I resorted to using one of the many third party installs which do the job: Virtual CloneDrive. But it really does feel like this should be part of Windows. Getting community/user feedback on your products is a great way to improve them, but only if you’re listening.
I wonder what that vote threshold is!
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