Just been reading up on the supposed changes due to appear in the next version of Windows slated as ‘Windows 9′ from the tech news site, slashdot.org.
The post isn’t the interesting part, but a comment I found I thought was bang on the mark making an excellent point regarding the state of play with change for change sake (dare I say?)
The comment in question is relating to Windows Server’s installation type of a full desktop or a command-line version:
Server core... that's sort of like some braindead version of the Unix CLI, right, with a bizarre "object oriented" shell with stunningly long command names like "Dump-Exchange-Mailboxes-Into-Trash-While-Converting-All-Excel2007-Files-To-PDF", right?
Had to chuckle to myself. The commenter was so right- I manage a host of Servers both via Desktop interfaces and CLI, Windows and Linux. The Windows ‘command-line’ interface is basically a whole bunch of over-the-top-one-use-command-batch-jobs.sh that really are a baine to remember, let alone type the command in correctly without a spelling mistake!!
Microsoft 0 – 1 *INX. Microsoft should really just give up trying to compete command line with the *INX systems. Hands down, Microsoft sucks there.
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