'Mush' Version 0.1 Released

Fake News written by James Baughn on Saturday, July 25, 1998

from the software-without-a-purpose dept.

Yet another command line shell has been created. Mush, the Microsoft User SHell, simulates the DOS and Windows environment in Linux. Its developers are a group of ex-Windows users. "We want to provide a CLI that eases the transition from DOS/Windows to Linux," the project head said.

Former DOS users will be right at home with Mush's familiar C:> prompt. DOS commands work, including COPY, FORMAT, DEL, and UPGRADE. Some caveats to the Mush shell, however, include the 8.3 filename limitation, limited text editing capabilities, numerous security holes for viruses to exploit, and meaningless error messages such as "Keyboard not found. Press F1 to continue." One developer said, "We left these bugs issues in Mush because we wanted to simulate DOS as faithfully as possible."

Mush 0.1 can be downloaded from http://www.microserfs.com/projects/mush. It is 21 MB in size.

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