Monad – what is it?

Recently there has been a lot of hype and talk about Monad Shell (a.k.a MSH), not sure why, but such are the state of things.

What is Monad? Simply it is the new command line interface to the Windows Server OS and is code named Monad Shell. It is fairly powerful and has its roots set in VMS and AS400 environments. I would check out the quick demo (15 mins) thats shows the power of the shell – very exciting and interesting.

What all does it do? Well for one you can check out the home page (unofficial of course), the FAQ and the Wiki. Make sure to read the online chat with the architect.

How do I get it? You can sign up for the Beta program and install it on Windows XP or 2003.

Can I play with it? Absolutely, to get the full “power” of it, make sure you check out the demo first and then read up on the adventures in Monad after which you can take a crack at writing some new extensions in .NET.

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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