Windows Sends Out Monad For Beta 2

    September 21, 2005

Software monstrosity Microsoft launched the second beta of their Monad shell for both the x86 and x64. The new technology of the Monad shell allows the administrators to better handle automation and control system management tasks for desktops and servers.

Simplified command-based navigation of the operating system (including drives, startup files, and registry).

Command extensibility that allows administrators to quickly write scripts, customize commands, and author their own shell tools.

Powerful object manipulation capabilities (objects can be directly manipulated or pipelined to other tools or databases).

Direct control of system data (without the need to perform error-prone text parsing and object lookup).

Powerful aliasing and output formatting capabilities.

Support for existing scripts and command line tools.

In order to take part in this beta, users must register before the download. Supported operating systems include Vista, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, and Windows XP Service Pack 2 and it requires the .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package Beta 2.

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.