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Igor Moochnick announced Pash, an open source implementation of Microsoft's PowerShell. "The main goal is to provide a rich shell environment for other operating systems as well as to provide a hostable scripting engine for rich applications. The user experience should be seamless for people who are used to Windows version of PowerShell.
Last week I touched on some Microsoft backflipping over Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when it comes to Linux. It had been claimed that although Linux was a free operating system, Windows had a lower overall cost with all factors considered due to its greater ease of administration.
Windows of opportunity, that is. No one can predict history, but when we look back to today, we may see through these windows more clearly. These are windows of opportunity for Linux -- windows, ironically, at Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) expense.
So I recently decided I wanted to find out more about Windows 7, have the opportunity to form an opinion about it. Having mostly heard good things, I wanted to give it a try and find out if the guys at Redmond finally got it right.
As much as my general first impressions were positive, I must admit I wasn’t too impressed on the look of the default Ubuntu. If you’re used to something a bit more shiny, like Vista for example, you might be disappointed. All very surface I realise, but aesthetics are increasingly important as expectations are raised by new and ever more spangly offerings.
Okay, this guy is REALLY stretching... and he does admit he was looking for ten things but couldn't find them. And the five points that he did come out with have been taken apart repeatedly in the comments...
I’ve been experimenting with Ubuntu (Feisty) for about the last two months. In previous posts, I’ve written how pleased I was with the easy of installation, the overall stability and the improved hardware support. It was a nice improvement over past versions of Ubuntu which always left me a bit disappointed when something we take for granted in the Windows world just flat out didn’t work.
We have come to a cross-roads in the computer world today. Stick with the familiar Microsoft Windows, or try the stable, secure, but unfamiliar GNU/Linux-based operating systems that have recently started taking off. There are two big factors that stop most people from loading GNU/Linux onto their computer. The first is that they think they need to be a geek to install it.
If you’ve recently converted to Linux from Windows, or if you’re just giving Linux a shot, there are a few things you need to know right off the bat about how Linux works and where the major differences are when compared to Windows. Here are 5 things all new Linux users should know.