So I went ahead and downloaded the Microsoft Windows 10 technical preview, and while I was enabling .net 2.0 (how is that optional??) I went to see what else was in there. Â Telnet is the same since Windows 2000, but daytime/echo and friends go back to what? NT 3.1?
How is it we lost the OS/2 and Posix subsystems, but we still have echo and daytime?
Even worse, they boughtÂ Interix, and have completely destroyed it. Â I know it’s missing from 2012r2Â but I was hoping that now we got back the desktop, and something like a start menu, why can’t we have SFU/SUA?
If only the whole subsystem thing was ‘open’ maybe someone could step in and provide a real *NIX layer on Windows. Â MinGW/Cygwin on top of Win32 is all we have left, and it’s so slow compared to a subsystem, but way to go Microsoft!
Even more crazy, the game that established Windows dominance, partially due to it’s buggy shuffling, Solitaire is an optional download. Â I’d still think they’d install that on everything.