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.
Thread beginning with comment 321924
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
.. and then some people say....
by eantoranz on Tue 8th Jul 2008 15:16 UTC
Member since:

.. and then there's this loser here or there that says that *nix is way behind in time or that the file system architecture (everything is a file in a tree) is obsolete. Ain't that lovely to see MS eating their own words after 30 years? Modularity? Improved (???) CLI? I guess Microsoft shills will start praising the goodness of CLIs anytime now. Who knows? Maybe anytime we''ll start to see Power-Shell recipes on the web to solve common Microsoft g├╝indous problems instead of series of pics.

Edited 2008-07-08 15:17 UTC

Reply Score: 1

Nex6 Member since:

if your a good windows admin, then your used to scripting things. Perl has navtive windows support. you can also use vbscript. hell even python,

the main point being, just becuase your in a windows shop does not mean your brian dead and dont script anything. the only way to effectively maintain a large number of workstations and servers is *with* scripting. i have so many scripts in a few different langages, its not even funny.

and, the other admins, and IT guys i know that work in like enviroments are like wise scriptors. tho to be fair, most of us maintian or have maintianed *nix, so we carry over practices we have learned.


Edited 2008-07-08 15:27 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

stestagg Member since:

'you're'. It's 'you're', not 'your'.

but more seriously, the problem with Microsoft, in this context, is Technologies, IMO.

The *nix world works to the Keep it [the implmementation/interface] Simple principal. This makes the difficulty of solving your problem pretty much linear to the complexity of the problem. Of course, the lack of 'fluff'[typically GUIs] means that the barrier to entry is usually slightly higher with this philosophy

Windows, on the other hand, seems to subscribe to the 'Technologies Technologies Technologies'[Developers, Deverlopers... ;) ] philosophy. They then have to re-create new interfaces to interact with each new technology.
So the barrier to entry is lower, because you are using a customised interface that is simpler to understand than an abstraction, but the moment you try to do something that the interface makers didn't anticipate, then you hit a brick wall. And with MS, this is usually a great big ugly 1000ft brick wall.

Maybe my perspective is skewed, I've just finished writing a spam filter for Exchange 2003. Anyone else thinking of doing so. Dont. Ever.

Reply Parent Score: 1

ari-free Member since:

what do you think DOS was all about?

But we live in a world where everything is all about visuals and emotion (tv, movies, games) and less about audio/verbal intelligence. So it is reasonable for people to assume that a CLI won't be popular in this environment.

Reply Parent Score: 2