Microsoft Open-Sources PowerShell & Brings It To Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 18 August 2016 at 11:28 AM EDT. 86 Comments
Lost Internet connectivity for two hours due to a storm and when getting it back up the first news I saw was a surprise: Microsoft has decided to open-up PowerShell and port it to Linux.

PowerShell is Microsoft's alternative to Bash. PowerShell has a command-line shell and a scripting language powered by .NET with full access to the COM and WMI subsystems.

Microsoft says their port of PowerShel lto Linux makes it "a first class citizen on that platform" and to the PowerShell Remoting Protocol added OpenSSH as a native transport.

The open-source PowerShell on Linux is currently considered of alpha form, but those interested can learn more via Microsoft's Azure blog.
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