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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RE: cygwin
by BluenoseJake on Tue 8th Jul 2008 14:29 UTC 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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RE[3]: cygwin
by BluenoseJake on Tue 8th Jul 2008 18:50 in reply to "RE[2]: cygwin"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

It works on every other version, that's just nickpicking, really. My point was that it runs on XP and 2003, as well as Vista and 2008

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