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It Is Frustrating to Use Windows

It is extremely frustrating to use Windows. Any basic tool that you would expect a modern OS to have is absent in Windows. In a corporate environment a PC is locked down so it is not possible to download useful uTILities at will. To use Windows productively is always a daily struggle.

Today I want to find out a md5 checksum of a file in a Windows 7 PC. Of course, md5sum is nowhere in sight.

Luckily python is available on this PC. So, I rolled my own md5sum: