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It does prefer to crash every once in a while. I just started it, messed around with a small C++ project and just left it sit for a couple of hours. Came back and unlocked the machine, tried to go back to the VS window and it crashed.
Little things like that on my home Win10 machine and at work on Win8.1. A day doesn't go by where VS2015 hasn't crashed on me at least once.
I have just set up a new, slightly more powerful home development machine. I installed Windows 7 on it and then went ahead and installed VS 2015 Community Edition with no apparent issues.
I am now debating whether that was a good idea and if I should have put VS 2013 on it, as I have on my old dev machine, since 2013 doesn't bug me about that darned cloud thingy all the time! ...and I had just got used the poor visual-quality of the UI only to have it get worse!
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
I'd love to give you some relevant information but my office machine (the first 64bit dev machine in the building) has so much crap on it I can't identify the source of the problems. I do have constant lock ups that last around 90 seconds and this weird cmd.exe window keeps appearing!
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
I have VS 2015 installed on my Win 10 home PC - 3 Ghz quad core Athlon with 12 Gb RAM and it runs fine. Can't recall ever having any crashes.
Also had it shoe-horned onto a low-end tablet (also Win 10 - 1Gb RAM and 16Gb storeage...) and, while slow(ish) I was somewhat surprised to find it was perfectly usable when partnered with a USB keyboard. I wouldn't voluntarily choose to go back to VS 2013.
But then, I'm just a hobbyist tinkerer..
Thanks very much for that! I was previously using Git Extensions in VS2010 and couldn't get that to work in VS2015.
This site: BitBucket in VS 2015?[^]
indicated that it wasn't supported so I didn't delve to much further until I read your post. Now I have it working using Git GUI instead. Not quite as integrated as my previous method but indeed it does work.
VS2015 has ASP.Net 5 and MVC 6 (unless these can these can be loading in vs2013??) - which offer some benefits to previous version - mainly for me - build times reduced by new why server side code compiled. and Web API Controller + MVC Controller merged into one controller.
I moved from VS2010 to VS2015 Community. Running on my Windows7 machines Home and work. I have had no problems at all. It has productivity tools available that I had not seen before and are extremely helpful. I am not sure about the slowness issue but I do not find it that way.
It's not the years... It's the miles....
Never trust a dog with red eyebrows....
I had a lot of stability problems pre "update 1", and with 3rd party addins loaded.
Removing the addins and applying update 1 fixed almost all my issues.
The only real paint point I have is that it's much slower for alot of things (refactoring/smart tags etc) than VS2013 was. When I say much, it probably isn't a lot in terms of actual time - but it's everytime you use those features, so it seems painful. Other than that, I quite like it now.