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Old 16th May 2020
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Default PowerShell Core

what are your thoughts on PowerShell Core?
It's open-source and cross-platform, but is also made by MS.
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Old 17th May 2020
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I've no direct knowledge of the software, but I know this particular MS team worked closely with the OpenBSD Project on integrating OpenSSH into it, as announced in the OpenBSD Journal: https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=arti...20150603090420

I recall that their developers submitted break/fix patches to the Project during that integration effort -- which were accepted and committed -- but I don't have a link handy at this time to show you proof.
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Old 17th May 2020
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I don't know it, but I think it can be handy and useful for some people. Especially people who worked in Windows-only environments for many years, but now they must also do some administration on server/VPS with Unix-like OS.
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Old 17th May 2020
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It's very different but quite interesting.

While the *nix shells work with text & files, PowerShell works with objects instead. This can be quite useful when extracting information, for example to get the memory usage for my GNOME shell I can run
PS /home/empty> Get-Process -name gnome-shell | % { $_.WS/1MB }
PS /home/empty>

It's not particularly lightweight though:
736.0 KiB +  43.5 KiB = 779.5 KiB       mksh
129.2 MiB +   1.8 MiB = 130.9 MiB       pwsh
And in respect of the origin it's difficult to criticise MS too much any more given that they are a Platinum Member of the Linux Foundation[0] and they have been classified as either Silver or Gold sponsors for the OpenBSD Foundation since 2015[1].

There seems to be a FreeBSD port in progress: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D16707
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