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MSH is now PowerShell

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    staceyw

    Sounds like the new name for Monad will be Windows PowerShell.  Extentions will be ps1, ps2, etc, for versioning.  Wonder is that means RTM is getting close?

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    TimP

    Sounds pretty bad to me.

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    irascian

    TimP wrote:
    Sounds pretty bad to me.


    Well as Scoble's pointed out on his blog, the original name was ripe for detractors to take the mickey out of, being very similar to "Gonad".

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    Tom Servo

    Yeah, but PowerShell is so goddamn cheesy and cheap. I can't think of a better name on the fly now, but their marketting had all the time in the world.

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    dahat

    staceyw wrote:
    Sounds like the new name for Monad will be Windows PowerShell.  Extentions will be ps1, ps2, etc, for versioning.


    I wonder if that will cause some... confusion in the eyes of some users, or the concern of a chance of it in the eyes of Sony lawyers.

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    staceyw

    Tom Servo wrote:
    Yeah, but PowerShell is so goddamn cheesy and cheap. I can't think of a better name on the fly now, but their marketting had all the time in the world.


    That was my initial reaction as well.  After an hour or so, I can't think of a better name either.  Maybe ManagedShell and leave it as msh.

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    cyberneticl​oop

    Sparkle ==> Expression Interactive Designer
    Avalon==>Windows Presentation Foundation
    Monad==>Powershell

    The individuals coming up with these blandly generic, official names ought to have flunked out of Marketing 101.  Fire them; give their salaries as bonuses to the developers who come up with the internal codenames.

    I'm still waiting for the masterstroke branding move:  renaming Windows to Acme Operating System.

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    Cybermagell​an

    Yeah Scoble brought that up on his blog...why can't Microsoft keep the c00! names?

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    Rossj

    Time to get the chequebook out again.. I am guessing that Microsoft probably don't care if there is a product with the same name though.

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    PaoloM

    ChrisA wrote:
    The BASH ripoff is now PowerShell.  How delightful.

    What is BASH?

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    Cybermagell​an

    ChrisA wrote:
    The BASH ripoff is now PowerShell.  How delightful.


    You should be so happy we're taking from you Linux guys isn't that the purpose of GPL?

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    BryanF

    irascian wrote:
    Well as Scoble's pointed out on his blog, the original name was ripe for detractors to take the mickey out of, being very similar to "Gonad".
    Why does that have to be a bad thing? Just tune the marketing message accordingly:

    "Windows finally grew a pair, and now our competitors are nervous."

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    DCMonkey

    ChrisA wrote:
    The BASH ripoff is now PowerShell.  How delightful.


    Hilarious! You do know that bash is a GNU "ripoff" of the Unix Bourne Shell (sh) don't you?

    Oh, and bash runs on Windows too!

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    teis

    Worst name, ever

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    staceyw

    ChrisA wrote:
    The BASH ripoff is now PowerShell.  How delightful.


    Your joking right?  If you think it is like bash, you have not really used it.  Now if you said ksh, perl and ruby muched together, you would still only be half right.

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    staceyw
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    PerfectPhase

    cyberneticloop wrote:

    Sparkle ==> Expression Interactive Designer
    Avalon==>Windows Presentation Foundation
    Monad==>Powershell


    I hate the bland functional names, but I even prefer Microsoft Shell (MSH) to Powershell, which makes me think of washing detergant for some reason.

    At least it's better than 'Microsoft Interactive Comand Line Foundation' or some such

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    JKelley

    At least it isn't named Microsoft Shell Foundation Interface Window or some such.  I actually like PowerShell it reminds me of replacing command.com and those bygone days.

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