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[4]: Powershell vs Bash
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 6th Aug 2011 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Powershell vs Bash"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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It is always hard to learn new skills. However, PowerShell is well worth it.


If you spend a lot of time on Windows. I learned it just before I left the platform, and I was pretty frustrated that it didn't come standard on Vista RTM. At the time it was a great scripting language... that didn't exist on anyone's computers. Has that changed? Does windows 7 come with any version of the dot net framework and/or Silverlight?

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