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Microsoft Powershell Is Now Available For Linux

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​Powershell is a Windows command line tool and associated scripting language built on the .Net framework for performing administrative tasks on both local and remote Windows systems. Powershell has been a part of Windows systems for 10 years(November 14, 2006 ). On 18th August Microsoft announced on their blog that they have brought Powershell to Mac OSX and Linux.

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Microsoft and Linux

This is Microsoft accepting the importance of Linux in the computing world.

Microsoft and Linux

hussam wrote:

This is Microsoft accepting the importance of Linux in the computing world.

Beware of those who come bearing gifts.


Especially given the company's history and track record.

They already 'extend' wget and curl.


They probably just want free contributions.
Over 800 pull requests this year.

Embrace, Extend, Extinguish

The young generation (younger than me) does not know what Microsoft is and how it operates. The company changed logo (marketing and CEO). That’s it.

How long before bash on Vista 10 has some Windows-specific ‘features’ or ‘extensions’ that make bash scripts GNU/Linux-incompatible?

Microsoft can try to do to bash etc. what it previously did to all sorts of potent rivals. It’s called Embrace, Extend, Extinguish.

“Do encourage fragmentation of the Java classlib space.” -Ben Slivka, Microsoft (internal, antitrust subpoena)

“Don’t encourage new, cross-platform Java classes, especially don’t help get great Win 32 implementations written/deployed.” -Microsoft

Microsoft Embrace and Extend (new example, there may be more)

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