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A shell (if I may ask, please) is a sign of advancement, sophistication, an efficient way of working... Just ask our junior employees, fresh from the University. They know - truth can't be argued, you know - that GUIs, and Windows in particular, is for amateurs, not for professionals. Editing a 7-bit ASCII configuration file (where you have to use escape codes for any character outside ASCIII and names with spaces are forbidden) in vi is just so much simpler and more efficient than having to grab a mouse to check that little square. Besides, that label on the check box wastes a lot of screen space telling me things I already know ...
... OK, I am exaggregating a litte bit. But only a tiny little bit. There is a constant battle here between these young, "advanced", newly-educated Linux fans who scorn at primitive, consumer oriented GUIs. Hey, we are professionals! We use professional tools! We write shell scripts, not for cmd.exe or powershell, we use professional shells like bash or sh! ... Essentially, we use Windows based tools, but these guys insist that bash shell scripts are perfectly fine, even though (or mayby even because) they enforce case sensitivity and rename environment variables so that they have the same casing (and in some cases: name) as is common in a Linux environment.
And then they start whining about those Windows users who are so unwilling to learn how to do things the proper way in a Linux environment...
Typing 'cmd' in the address bar only opens up the command prompt to my "Windows" directory. If you have a folder on a file-share, it recognizes the location, does not support it, and defaults the 'cmd' prompt window to the "Windows" directory. It's still a quick way to open a 'cmd' prompt. Thanks.
I'm looking at building a simple single[ish] page app in ASP .NET. It will be run within an intranet and for want of a better description will be a questionnaire. People get sent a link via e-mail, clicky and answer the questions, the answers are posted to a SQL Server DB. All the manipulation of the data is a separate project that will be done in proper C#.