Re: Yet another Windows 10 annoyance
"it does what _I_ want. And I could type in 'cmd' and rapidly create a desktop icon for it, or run it from the start (what used to be) menu EASILY. So what do you type in for 'power-hell' now?"
Relax. Per the article, you type in "CMD". I know, I know, change is bad, but you'll get used to it.
"It's just like MICROSHAFT to JAM A CHANGE FOR THE SAKE OF CHANGE into our orifices, just because they *FEEL*."
I doubt this has anything to do with *FEELING* anything. I expect it's that PowerShell has a (massive) superset of capability. I too have been lazy and spent most of my time in CMD (well, actually, like so many others here I've been using TCC), but this isn't for change's sake. Changing Outlook's icon from orange to blue was change for change's sake. Changing the default shell from a less capable one to a more capable one is a net increase in capability. Which strikes me as a pretty good justification for the change.
"The reason they're jamming POWER-HELL up our collective backsides is because it SUPPORTS ALL OF THAT '.NUT' CRAP. They've got ".NUT" on the brain, and it's made them ".NUTTY"."
You know, when you start playing derogatory word-games, it undermines the impact of your argument, right? Throw some "Micros$oft" and "Windoze" into the mix and maybe your point will be conveyed better, right?
PowerShell and .NET don't have a direct relationship. .NET is a runtime that various programs can rely on. PowerShell is a command interpreter which was designed to be able to call far, far more APIs than CMD can. It's about having syntax to create, start, stop, or live-migrate a Hyper-V virtual machine. It's about having syntax to administer Exchange mailboxes. It's about having syntax to manipulate ActiveDirectory data, or Storage Spaces disk volumes, or system devices. It's pretty much got nothing to do with .NET
So... relax. As far as changes go, this is actually a good one. This, coming from someone whose shell of choice hasn't been PowerShell. Maybe now I'll get off my lazy butt and learn more of it, and be a better IT guy because of it.