Linked by David Adams on Fri 5th Aug 2011 16:08 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces A couple of days ago I read a blog post by Stephen Ramsay, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. In it, he mentions that he has all but abandoned the GUI and finds the command line to be "faster, easier to understand, easier to integrate, more scalable, more portable, more sustainable, more consistent, and many, many times more flexible than even the most well-thought-out graphical apps." I found this very thought-provoking, because, like Ramsay, I spend a lot of time thinking about "The Future of Computing," and I think that the CLI, an interface from the past, might have a place in the interface of the future.
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RE: Powershell vs Bash
by Flatland_Spider on Sat 6th Aug 2011 00:26 UTC in reply to "Powershell vs Bash"
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I like the that's it's object oriented, which opens up lots of cool things, but I find it too wordy and obtuse as well.

I don't think they went for simplicity with Powershell. I think they did a 180 from the DOS like cmd.exe, and created an alien shell with a bunch of complex tools. Powershell is Swiss Army knives and Erector set pieces, and the Unix shell is kitchen utensils and Legos.

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