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Making Windows Command Line Cool with Richard Turner

Episode #1284 Tuesday, April 19, 2016

How can the command line be cool? Carl and Richard talk to Richard Turner, freshly back into Microsoft, and working on the Bash on Windows project. So why would you want a Linux command line prompt? As Richard explains, there are cool bits of code you can create on your Windows box but don't really behave all that well - some Ruby Gems, etc. Having Linux, real Linux, running in Windows helps all that work better. And if you're headed toward the cross-platform world in the mobile space, or Linux on the backend, these tools can help you be more productive and less frustrated. It's early days yet, but there's lots to check out!


Richard Turner

Richard Turner is a Senior Program Manager for Windows Console and Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. He is also a herder of cats, shaver of yaks, broken adrenalin-junkie, aspiring husband, adoring father. He’s been an avid geek since getting his hands on his first computer (Dragon 32) in 1982, and has now spent more than 25 years as a professional developer, architect, Program Manager and consultant. Rich returned to Microsoft in March 2016 to help make the Windows command-line cool again.


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