Powershell, the Windows console comes to Ubuntu


In April we learned the surprising news of the arrival of the Ubuntu Bash to Windows 10, a fact that was fulfilled a few weeks ago with an update. But it seems that the union between both operating systems continues and a new tool will reach both worlds.

In this case we are talking about the Windows console, also known as Powershell. This tool will be available to Ubuntu users as well as Windows users, something that will benefit System Administrators and users who work with both operating systems.

The launch occurred yesterday although the version that is available not yet a final version but a version in development that is still being the subject of work. In any case, Powershell is available through this repository.

When this version is finished developing, Powershell will be enabled in the repositories of the main server Gnu / Linux distributions, Among them is Ubuntu Server, a version that is increasingly present on servers but also on other computers such as IoT devices or even in mobile versions through Ubuntu Phone.

Powershell will use .Net Core technology for portability

According to Microsoft, more and more users and professionals work with two operating systems and therefore are creating cross-platform tools. Thus, this time Microsoft is using its new .Net Core technology to port Windows Powershell to Ubuntu.

Microsoft has a technology that tries to compete with Ubuntu and Gnu / Linux in the server world, but Microsoft itself has indicated that of the machines that are created from Microsoft Azure, one in three uses Linux to function.

It goes without saying that this Powershell move is important, but I always think that the use of two operating systems is due to Microsoft and not Ubuntu or the user. If there were more freedom between operating systems, users would use Ubuntu as the operating system and not Windows, but its restrictions are what make users use two operating systems Do not you think?

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  1.   Anthony Gomez said

    And why do we want PowerShell linuxers? It will not have any really interesting utility since in Linux we have the native Linux shell and even ZSH which are powerful compared to PowerShell.

    1.    Andres Botero said

      For example for .NET developers, install packages from Nuget.