Unbelievable…never thought that such kind of rumour will be sprayed through the web. ComputerWorld titled “Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt” on 6th December,2016 and its follow-up article “Follow-up: MS-DOS lives on after all“.
I found Editor’s note on ComputerWorld titled “Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt” After this article was published, Microsoft issued a statement clarifying that cmd.exe will not be going away after all. Read Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols’ follow-up column.
But sadly the follow-up article “Follow-up: MS-DOS lives on after all“ shows ‘Page not found’
Lets see what actually happened . After going through the above two stories Microsoft responded on 4th January,2017. Rich Turner in his article has confirmed:
The Windows Cmd / Command-Line shell is NOT being removed from Windows in the near or distant future!
The Cmd shell remains an essential part of Windows, and is used daily by millions of businesses, developers, and IT Pro’s around the world.
Actually the confusion started from this paragraph from the release notes for the Windows 10 Insiders build 14971
For those who prefer to use Command Prompt, you can opt out of the WIN + X change by opening Settings > Personalization > Taskbar, and turning “Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu when I right-click the Start button or press Windows key+X” to “Off“.
Nothing dead, nothing replaced. PowerShell and Cmd are very much there.