I learned MS PowerShell just some 6 weeks ago. So far I love it. It is quite powerful and a huge, HUGE improvement over the command prompt.
But in particular, Microsoft brags about the fact that it should be comparable to the *nix consoles. Being myself a complete ignorant of *nix I thought I should ask here if anyone can actually support or refuse Microsoft's claim. As for me, I cannot hold on to a stable installation of Ubuntu if my life depended on it, so I kind of have given up on *nix altogether, at least for the time being.
I'm disappointed with this thread, webJose.
I thought: "finally, someone who tried both for an extended period will compare them."
I did try PowerShell some time ago. Not impressed with how Microsoft reinvented the wheel. So I did not bother learning a new syntax to get the same old things done. Too bad many of you missed 4DOS, which is a real example of a productivity software.
Sorry for the disappointment Catfish2. Yes, I am in the lookout just like you.
@strongdrink: Would it be troublesome if I asked for a few examples? I don't really know how much more powerful the *nix shell is, so an example or two could prove useful to me. I'll try to do the same in PowerShell and see how it goes (if the example task is applicable to Windows environments).
@chrisname: I don't think I can. Really. I'm an idiot with *nix. Last attempt at Ubuntu crashed badly: I somehow managed to destroy the admin account (sudo or something). It was bad.