Thursday, February 06, 2014

Windows 2012 Command Prompt

Gates Spends Entire First Day Back in Office Trying to Install Windows 8.1 : The New Yorker:

The New Yorker should have done their fact-checking.  From what I have read Bill Gates is known for his trucker mouth when dealing with staff.

I downloaded 4GB VM of Windows Server 2012 trial yesterday to brush up on my Microsoft O/S skills and missed the fact it was the "core" edition.  I was back in 1989 heaven when the DOS prompt came up on startup, after a nice UI for the login prompt.

Took me a few searches to figure out the UI wasn't broken, and some hacker-like Powershell to install the UI components.   Ended up failing since I guess I need to download the install ISO too.

I wonder what Bill Gates would think when his 31-year history of DOS operating systems did a full circle with Win 2012 Server.  Who would have thought in 2014 I would be staring at a command prompt typing "help".

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