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Windows Grows Up (Finally!!) 
14th-Oct-2008 09:16 am
Inspiration
It's been a long time coming. An adult operating system has a built in scripting language, and can handle administrative tasks with simple text files. Check out UNIX and its clones.

And then there was Windows: a Graphic User Interface which carefully restricted what could be done, a command line that couldn't do what administrators needed, but could run on a wide range of hardware with appropriate device drivers. It was in demand, and very annoying.

Now, Windows has "powershell", which supplies the missing commands and allows scripting to do what administrators need to do. It's designed to work on networks and standalone systems. First look: not bad, not bad at all. The point for administrators: security features.
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