With all this talk of shiny Avalon, I'm surprised that more people aren't mentioning "text-mode" applications. I assume we all realize that there are literally millions of Windows machines from 95 to XP that exist only to allow more than one Telnet/ProcommPlus/Terminal window at a time, so end-users can interact with remote systems.
I’m just saying that my Tab,Tab,Tab,Enter will beat your Click,Tab,Alt-F,O,Click,Double-Click, more often than not and I will take the Pepsi Challenge otherwise. :)
Am I nuts to think that Windows is missing the text-mode boat?
[ComputerZen.com - Scott Hanselman's Weblog]
I think that’s where Monad comes into play. It’s pretty amazing what you can do with it. I’ve only briefly played around with it, but even the surface features are amazing. Once people start writing really in-depth cmdlets, I think it’ll be the biggest advancement in command line history. If you haven’t looked at it yet, I strongly recommend you hop on over to BetaPlace and download the tech preview. Then start watching some of the Channel 9 videos that they have over there with the Monad team. Some really amazing info there.