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powershell 6.1.0 is released, so now be able to install and use stable (non-preview) package on ubuntu 18.04, 18.10 .
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Each of the following top-level folders in this repo contain a DocSet that is published to Microsoft Docs.

  • /developer/ is the future home of the PowerShell SDK documentation
    • We are in the process of migrating this content from MSDN
  • /dsc/ is for the Desired State Configuration feature
  • /gallery/ is for the PowerShell Gallery
  • /jea/ is for the Just Enough Administration feature
  • /reference/ is for PowerShell conceptual topics and module reference across versions 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, and 6.0
    • This content is also the source of help content retrieved by the Get-Help cmdlet
  • /wmf contains release notes for the Windows Management Framework, the package used to distribute new versions of PowerShell to previous versions of Windows.


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