I have been using VirtualBox for long time and have setup quite a few VMs for development and testing purposes. I upgraded to the Windows 10 Pro for my main work laptop, and began working with Hyper-V, which is available on a client OS since Windows 8. Since I use virtualization to do software testing as well development work on daily basis, I was eager to see what Hyper-V could do. Hyper-V have impressed me so far. It performs well and stays out of my way when I’m not using it.
However, as I have a lot of my previous work in VirtualBox, and rather than try to make all the old VMs work with Hyper-V, it made more sense to continue using them on the original platform (VirtualBox). The challenge is that VirtualBox and Hyper-V cannot run at the same time. Only one hypervisor can run at a time, and since Hyper-V runs all the time, VirtualBox always fails as it only runs when launched.
The workaround (there’s always a workaround, isn’t there?) is to disable Hyper-V when you want to run VirtualBox. I found a few different ways on the web to accomplish this, including altering the registry, and running a command. But the only one I found that worked involved changing the boot configuration using bcdedit.
If you run bcdedit with no arguments, you should see a property called hypervisorlaunchtype. This will be either set to off or auto.
To disable Hyper-V in order to use VirtualBox, open a command prompt as administrator and run the command:
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
You’ll need to reboot, but then you’ll be all set to run VirtualBox. To turn Hyper-V back on, run:
Knowing when to use jargon in your messaging is about knowing who your audience is, knowing if the context is informal or professional, and then using good judgment. If you know the people well, and it is a personal and informal communication, then absolutely use abbreviation jargon. On the flip side, if you are just starting a friendship or professional relationship with the other person, then it is a good idea to avoid abbreviations until you have developed a relationship rapport.
If the messaging is in a professional context with someone at work, or with a customer or vendor outside your company, then avoid abbreviations altogether. Using full word spellings shows professionalism and courtesy. It is much easier to err on the side of being too professional and then relax your communications over time than doing the inverse.
Capitalize and Punctuate Web/ Texting Abbreviations
Capitalization is a non-concern when using text message abbreviations and chat jargon. You are welcome to use all uppercase (e.g. ROFL) or all lowercase (e.g. rofl), and the meaning is identical. Avoid typing entire sentences in uppercase, though, as that means shouting in online speak.
Proper punctuation is similarly a non-concern with most text message abbreviations. For example, the abbreviation for ‘Too Long, Didn’t Read’ can be abbreviated as TL;DR or as TLDR. Both are an acceptable format, with or without punctuation.
Never use periods (dots) between your jargon letters. It would defeat the purpose of speeding up thumb typing. For example, ROFL would never be spelled R.O.F.L., and TTYL would never be spelled T.T.Y.L.