Linked by Adam S on Tue 8th Jul 2008 12:47 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y In 2006, Microsoft released Windows Powershell, a new command line shell that, via cmdlets, scripts, and executables, allow core system administration tasks to be scripted. While this functionality has been available on Unix-type systems for decades, Microsoft's version will almost certainly, within a few years, be available on several hundred million PCs. So how does the Powershell stack up against Linux favorite bash? MSDN links to this Bash vs Powershell article.
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cygwin
by agrouf on Tue 8th Jul 2008 14:24 UTC
agrouf
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2006-11-17

I use bash on Windows with cygwin. Powershell is useless to me because my customers won't upgrade to Vista anytime soon. Bash works anywhere and scripts are portable. I don't get the point of powershell. It's kind of a new language that nobody knows that offer no real advantage beside being installed by default on Vista. I agree it is way better than BAT (what isn't better than BAT anyway), but why didn't they just even try to use something sort of compatible with the rest of the world... again? Not even compatible with their own systems (older than Vista)? What are they trying to achieve really? Just install cygwin and use bash. It's a no brainer to me.

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RE: cygwin
by BluenoseJake on Tue 8th Jul 2008 14:29 in reply to "cygwin"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I use bash on Windows with cygwin. Powershell is useless to me because my customers won't upgrade to Vista anytime soon.


PS runs on Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008. No need for Vista.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/powershell-faq.asp...

Edited 2008-07-08 14:30 UTC

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RE[2]: cygwin
by modicr on Tue 8th Jul 2008 17:45 in reply to "RE: cygwin"
modicr Member since:
2005-09-20

> 2008

PowerShell does not work on Windows 2008 Server Core -
officialy:
http://dmitrysotnikov.wordpress.com/2008/05/15/powershell-on-server...

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