Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 24th Oct 2005 04:14 UTC, submitted by Eric
Windows Ars Technica has posted a lengthy article on the new promising Microsoft Command Shell. It looks at MSH from the point of view of both coders and Windows admins.
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Whoa, surprised again from MS!
by ZaNkY on Mon 24th Oct 2005 15:46 UTC
ZaNkY
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2005-10-18

When will MS cease to surprise me? Just when I thought MS was doing something out of the ordinary with Open source licenses... Now a command shell of sorts?

Seems like Microsoft is trying to lean over to linux/unix like..... Although i don't think it's ever gonna happen. Don't get me wrong, having a new shell in Vista seems nice, but somehow i don't think it's gonna happen.... First they try to KILL the DOS interface with XP (although it's still somewhat there, it's not as functional as in win9x and the likes). Now they are trying to revamp their command shell? I'm so confused, but thats just me.

I'm guessing it's not for off before MS starts advertising how their new shell is so much better (usable and easier) than any *nix shell..... typical of MS advertisisements. But who knows, maybe they will surprise me and openly admit that Linux is better? lol ;)

--ZaNkY

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm guessing it's not for off before MS starts advertising how their new shell is so much better (usable and easier) than any *nix shell..... typical of MS advertisisements.

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm guessing it's not for off before MS starts advertising how their new shell is so much better (usable and easier) than any *nix shell..... typical of MS advertisisements.

Wow, shock. You mean, a company advertising that their product is better? Good gosh.

for some reason my comment posted before I finished it, sorry

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n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

First they try to KILL the DOS interface with XP (although it's still somewhat there, it's not as functional as in win9x and the likes). Now they are trying to revamp their command shell? I'm so confused, but thats just me.

DOS was "killed" by XP because it was the first OS for corporate and home users built on the NT kernel. DOS in emulated in all versions of NT which is part of the reason for the functional differences.

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