I get a customised Google News page which brings up, amongst other things, recent news about PowerShell. This is a nice way of keeping up to date with news specifically about PowerShell and other things I am interested in.
This week, the applet I use to get news brought up an article entitled Replace PowerShell with the Command Prompt. I immediately clicked the hyperlink to discover details on how to change the Win+X Menu in Windows 8.1 back to Cmd.Exe.
WHY??? I felt myself asking! WHY Why anyone actually want to go backwards. A bit like replacing Notepad with a link to Edlin (or VI) if you ask me. Almost all the traditional command line tools work perfectly in PowerShell. You use them with identical syntax and all that even if the output is just text and not objects they function just fine. A few applications use syntax that trips up PowerShell – but with the use of the the –% operator, you can continue to use the older syntax (as I describe in a Blog article titled Taming Wild Console Applications in PowerShell v3.
If you are using Windows 8.1, you should know by now that PowerShell is the future (and present!). Get used to it and learn to love it. And please, resist the temptation to go back!