Microsoft adds PowerShell Core to its own repository
Microsoft has just launched PowerShell Core 6.0 alpha on its own Packages repository. All the PowerShell Core releases were previously published on the GitHub repository, but the new change has made its installation much easier. However, the company will continue to support both GitHub and its own repository in the future.
To install the latest PowerShell
Core alpha version, you need to register on Microsoft’s repository as a superuser. You can update and install the framework using a terminal command after gaining super-user access.
Depending upon the Linux distribution, you need to run the ‘sudo apt-get install powershell’ or ‘sudo yum update powershell’ command to update the PowerShell Core package on your system.
It seems that Microsoft is taking extra efforts to improve the experience of PowerShell on Linux. The Redmond company wants to work closely with the community to enhance the experience. Additionally, it is seeking feedback and suggestions from the open source community to improve its approach for PowerShell Core.
Years after its exclusive availability on the Windows platform, Microsoft brought PowerShell to the Linux world last August. The task automation and configuration management framework has been made available as an open source project by the software giant and is compatible with a wide range of Linux distributions such as CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu.