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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RE[2]: It looks cool
by ma_d on Mon 24th Oct 2005 21:22 UTC in reply to "RE: It looks cool"
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2005-06-29

Yes, I'm aware of it. But for me, it'd be a hindrance as my main uses for Windows these days are:
a.) Games
b.) Porting to Windows

It messes up b because then I forget things like the lack of pthreads without SFU.
I end up installing ming though, which also gives you bash and a few development utilities. Usually ming plus emacs (when I can get it to work and don't have to use the inferior xemacs) is good enough for a lite workload.

I do know now to avoid Cygwin though, heh. If it installs, yay. If the install fails, there goes an hour of your life.

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