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[5]: Powershell vs Bash
by _txf_ on Sat 6th Aug 2011 18:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Powershell vs Bash"
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Has that changed? Does windows 7 come with any version of the dot net framework and/or Silverlight?


It comes with the runtimes. So to get powershell working you still need to download a buck load of stuff (at least on consumer versions of windows).

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RE[6]: Powershell vs Bash
by benjymouse on Sat 6th Aug 2011 18:24 in reply to "RE[5]: Powershell vs Bash"
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2011-08-06

It comes with the runtimes. So to get powershell working you still need to download a buck load of stuff (at least on consumer versions of windows).


No, PowerShell v2 is an integral part of Windows 7. You do not need to download anything. You do not need to turn anything on. In fact, you cannot turn it off :-)

Now, if you want to use certain modules, like SQL Server administration you may have to download a snapin or a module.

Edited 2011-08-06 18:28 UTC

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