Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Sep 2011 08:58 UTC
Windows The client version of Windows isn't the only one getting overhauled. It's a little less sexy, but Windows Server 8 is every bit as different from its predecessors as the Windows 8 client. Server Core (Windows Server running without the graphical user interface) is the, uh, core now, and everything is done using PowerShell - either directly, or through the new Metro-style Server Manager which is a layer on top of PowerShell. The buzzword here is cloud - not the big one, but those smaller ones on intranets.
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Remove PowerShell
by turrini on Thu 15th Sep 2011 10:26 UTC
turrini
Member since:
2006-10-31

and stick me a full bash/ksh/csh shell with coreutils.

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RE: Remove PowerShell
by kristoph on Thu 15th Sep 2011 18:23 in reply to "Remove PowerShell"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Why not just, you know, use a *NIX.

PowerShell is the interface to the Server Core and so is, effectively, what people of think of as Windows Server now. Remove it and it's not going to be Windows Server anymore.

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RE: Remove PowerShell
by dragossh on Fri 16th Sep 2011 12:10 in reply to "Remove PowerShell"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

Just started to learn about what PowerShell can do, and in my opinion it's much easier to work with than any UNIX shell. Pretty much because it uses objects instead of streams, and also because every command seems to be consistent.

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RE[2]: Remove PowerShell
by zlynx on Fri 16th Sep 2011 16:28 in reply to "RE: Remove PowerShell"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

That must be a matter of perspective or personal opinion.

When I use Unix it works exactly like I expect it to and all the commands seem consistent. Except for "dd".

When I use Powershell it seems every command has its own "special" way of doing things. You pipe input to this one, but this other one wants an object stored in a variable and passed as a parameter. Etc.

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RE[2]: Remove PowerShell
by turrini on Fri 16th Sep 2011 17:39 in reply to "RE: Remove PowerShell"
turrini Member since:
2006-10-31

Sorry dude, but PowerShell is completely a mess when compared to UNIX powerful utilities.

Edited 2011-09-16 17:42 UTC

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