PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and the associated scripting language. Initially a Windows component only, known as Windows PowerShell, it was made open-source and cross-platform on 18 August 2016 with the introduction of PowerShell Core. The former is built on the .NET Framework, the latter on .NET Core.

PowerShell 6.0 is a new version of PowerShell that is cross-platform software, meaning it is available for the leading desktop operating systems which includes Windows, Mac, and Linux. It’s also built for heterogeneous environments and the hybrid cloud.

In PowerShell 6.0, the PowerShell Core switches from .NET Framework to .NET Core. PowerShell Core uses .NET Core 2.0 as its runtime. Windows PowerShell used the .NET Framework runtime to host the PowerShell engine.

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