What I'm really interested in is the fact that they've apparently souped up the command line (codename MONAD) to make it really powerful for scripting etc.. with a little luck they'll give the day to day admins something as powerful as the UNIX CLI but perhaps a bit more friendly.. though I don't see how they're gonna work that out without blatantly ripping off really old redirection and piping ideas from UNIX. You can check out previews here
Here are some details from the article :
MSH - Microsoft Shell
Focused on Automation & scripting
Focused on power users and administrators
Foundation for Task-Based management
Sounds quite nice.
As far as the filesystem is concerned, a few of you may know that they're totally revamping -- no more NTFS or FAT/32.. its gonna be based on an SQL database and according to experts if it works it'll be one of the biggest leaps in operating system technology since ... well a long time here's an article about it.
Well that should keep you guys occupied for a while.
Oh yeah the winamp5 beta has also leaked.. you're probably asking why version 5 ? Where did 4 go ? Well 5 is supposed to take the best of winamp 2 and 3 .. 2 + 3 = .. well you get it. I quite like it.. it hasn't crashed on me yet.
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