PowerShell Core 6.0 now available on Windows, macOS, and Linux

Microsoft today announced the general availability of PowerShell Core 6.0. PowerShell Core 6.0 is the first cross-platform enterprise supported release and it is also open-source. The original Windows PowerShell was built on top of .NET Framework. To make it cross-platform, PowerShell Core is built on top of .NET Core. It can be launched as pwsh.exe on Windows and pwsh on macOS and Linux. PowerShell Core is officially supported on the following platforms:

  • Windows 7, 8.1, and 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016
  • Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel
  • Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, and 17.04
  • Debian 8.7+, and 9
  • CentOS 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • OpenSUSE 42.2
  • Fedora 25, 26
  • macOS 10.12+

Microsoft today also announced that they have no plans to release new features to Windows PowerShell. So, this new PowerShell Core 6.0 is the future.

You can download PowerShell Core on Windows here and on macOS and Linux here.

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