Sunday, June 12, 2016

Retired Software

It may be hard to believe but I'm a technical minimalist. I'll go out of my way NOT to install software.

I've been using Virtual CloneDrive for several years.
Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drive, although it only exists virtually. Image files can be "inserted" into the virtual drive from your harddisk or from a network drive by just a double-click, and thus be used like a normal CD, DVD, or Blu-ray
And I've been using DVD Decrypter for even longer. I primarily use it to burn DVDs from ISOs.

So when I built "The Trump" I installed them both as usual.

But I didn't need to.

Right clicking on an ISO gives a menu that includes "Mount".

So I don't need Virtual CloneDrive.

And the next entry in that menu is "Burn disc image".

While there are probably some features of those programs that you don't get with native Windows 10, it certainly meets all my routine needs.

2 pieces of software scratched off my list.

No comments: