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The Bash shell is coming to Windows 10


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#1 tealover

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:21 PM

At last Microsoft gets sensible. about linux

 

http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/30/11331014/microsoft-windows-linux-ubuntu-bash

 

 



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 01:19 AM

It's taken me a very long time to realize your name is TEA LOVER. I thought it was TEAL OVER. As I'm sure you can guess, I don't do well at scrabble.

 

I've seen lots of articles about Bash coming to Windows, and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. Definitely look forward to trying it down the road. I love using Bash on GNU/Linux.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:00 PM

So how will this benefit the average 10 user?



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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:15 PM

So how will this benefit the average 10 user?

 

It won't, at least not directly and in the short term.   However, it has the potential to allow a lot of extant Linux applications to go cross-platform much more quickly and, just as important for Microsoft, Windows applications to do the same.

 

I don't care all that much, except that it shows a tectonic shift in Microsoft's thinking, but developers do, they really, really do.


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 10:56 AM

 From what I've read on the answers.microsoft.com forums, you have a lot of hoops to jump through to get it installed and working in addition to the usual install.  I can boot Linux Mint from a USB 3 flash drive in about 30 seconds, so I have no reason to dink around with the Bash shell.  


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 11:45 AM

 From what I've read on the answers.microsoft.com forums, you have a lot of hoops to jump through to get it installed and working in addition to the usual install.  I can boot Linux Mint from a USB 3 flash drive in about 30 seconds, so I have no reason to dink around with the Bash shell.  

 

Niweg,

 

          But there's nothing novel nor cool about being able to dink around with a command line interface in its native environment.  If someone were trying to learn any version of the Unix/Linux shell I'd encourage them to do so in its native environment.

 

          What's important about this isn't what it can do for end users at the "play with it" level, but what it could mean for cross-platform development.


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 03:40 PM

Things that enable developers who usually work on programs for linux/windows to be able to make versions of their programs for the other OS is definitely a good thing. As worries go the only possible cause for concern here is whether ms is trying to get rid of linux by making it itself, but if that is the case it won't have effects for quite a while to come. This stuff is also being discussed in a thread in the linux section of the forums.
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