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Microsoft Reportedly on The Verge of Open-Sourcing PowerShell For Linux and OS X

Microsoft Appears To Be Open Sourcing Windows PowerShell
Written by Aragonian

If rumors flying around are to be believed, it would seem that Microsoft is slowly embracing the FOSS idea. The rumors state that the company is working on open sourcing its automation and scripting platform Power Shell.

According to the Metadata found on the Redmond company’s GitHub page, it would appear that Microsoft would soon release and Open-source version of PowerShell that runs on both Linux and OS X.

The Windows PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework that has been created by Microsoft for both the Windows desktop and Server operating systems. The platform consists of a command-line shell and an associated scripting language that has been built atop the .NET FRAMEWORK.
Microsoft Appears To Be Open Sourcing Windows PowerShell

The program enables system administrators to be able to perform administrative jobs that include automating tasks, running other programs in the background to save time or use to pinpoint and kill off non-responsive tasks that might be degrading system performance.

There is no official word from the Redmond-based company confirming whether PowerShell will become an open-source platform or not but it has rightly created a huge excitement within the Free and open-source community.

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Already, Microsoft has open-sourced millions of lines of code in a bid to be more appealing to those who prefer FOSS over proprietary software.

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Aragonian

Aragonian is a nocturnal being that favors his nights with long gaming sessions and horrific movies while he scours the internet for what's trending in the tech industry by day. He adores Linux as a platform and is always happy to cover what's trending on Linux and the in open source world on TecMint.

  • Laven Pillay

    Real question : Why ?
    What can PowerShell do on Linux that Linux can’t do already ?
    Is it just so that existing PowerShell scripts can be used on Linux/OSX ?
    Is it meant to be a “translation” between Bash, zsh, etc. ?

  • MikeF

    “There is no official word from the Redmond-based company confirming whether PowerShell
    will become an open-source platform or not but it has rightly created a
    huge excitement within the Free and open-source community.”
    Whoa, back the truck up! Click bait alert!
    Just Who in the FOSS community is ‘hugely excited’ about Powershell and Why?