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Wed Dec 13 16:51:45 UTC 2017


Will it be different? Of course. Just think of all the apps on a typical
Linux /usr/bin/. Is that sufficiently different from Power Shell? I
think so.

Let alone whatever else one might install, e.g. mplayer, irssi, gdb,
etc., etc.

If all you need is what you describe, I expect you don't care, though.
That's OK. Others will certainly want the additional tooling, let alone
bash scripting.


Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> Hi,
> I can already use Windows Power Shell with Scoop and Open SSH, thanks to 
> a line of code someone sent me. I pasted it into Windows Power Shell, 
> and then I let it install everything. Now, whenever I need to access my 
> server, I launch Windows Power Shell, type ssh user at hostname and press 
> enter. Will this be any different from what I am doing now? In the past, 
> I used Secure CRT and Putty with Win SCP, but now I find that all I ened 
> is Windows Power Shell and Win SCP.
> -Ulysses
> On 12/13/2017 7:32 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > Hello, Blinux Folks:
> >
> > No doubt many of you are aware that the developer tools available on
> > Microsoft's Windows 10, beginning with last year's so-called Anniversary
> > Edition of Windows 10, include a reasonably sophisticated bash shell
> > environment based on Ubuntu. Microsoft developed this environment in a
> > contractual agreement with Canonical.
> >
> > So, with the appropriate Windows 10 install, one can now run various
> > console apps under the Windows Terminal, including package management
> > with apt, using NVDA or JAWS.
> >
> > I have it on good authority that JAWS will be tweaking it's support for
> > the Windows terminal to better support this new power.
> >
> > Well, that's not the end of the story, as it transpires. Coming soon,
> > according to the following announcement, is the ability to download and
> > install other Linux distributions on your Windows 10 machine including
> > Suse and Fedora. Aparently, one can even run multiple Linux
> > distributions side by side, should that be desirable for any reason.
> > Here's the Microsoft announcement:
> >
> > https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/05/11/new-distros-coming-t
> >
> > So, I'm wondering where will our community gather to share support for
> > this environment? Afaik, this list is still the best choice. I'm aware
> > of no other. But, I know there's a need.
> >
> > An example is the need for an effective clipboard mechanism. Apparently,
> > that's not currently present.  Guess I'll file a bug when I get my Apple
> > Bootcamp Windows environment up and running later this week.
> >
> > hth
> >
> > Janina
> >
> >
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