Earth Day 2011 – PowerGUI® Style!

Today is Earth Day 2011, and you can celebrate your green side in style with the latest PowerGUI® wallpaper.  As an ecoholic myself, this wallpaper is definitely among my favorites.

Show your Earth Day pride, and download this beautiful desktop wallpaper today! If it doesn’t suit your style, check out the rest of the desktop wallpaper images we have in the Wallpaper category on  There are plenty to choose from!

Kirk out.

Happy 4th Birthday PowerGUI®!

Today is PowerGUI’s 4th birthday, and what would a birthday be without cake?  The awesome graphic artists that provide me with all of our fun desktop wallpaper for PowerGUI have done it again with a new desktop wallpaper image to celebrate PowerGUI’s birthday.  You can download it from the downloads page on, or you can click on this picture to download a high-resolution version directly:


It’s hard to believe it’s been 4 years already since PowerGUI was first made available for download on March 28, 2007.  What an amazing 4 years it has been too! What started out as a free extensible Administrative Console based on Windows PowerShell has grown into an award winning product that also includes a free extensible Script Editor with tons of useful features like Intellisense, syntax highlighting, script snippets, script signing, and many, many more.  There’s even a Pro version called PowerGUI® Pro that adds Version Control, Easy Remote Script Execution, and a component called MobileShell that allows you to perform systems management from your handheld device!

It’s been great fun having a direct hand in helping make this happen, but this product would not be what it is today without the support that we have received from the community!  Your feedback and support through our community site, on Twitter, on FaceBook, and blogs and articles around the web has been fantastic and it’s something that I appreciate every single day!  Thank you for helping this product to continue to grow!

I hope you enjoy celebrating PowerGUI’s birthday with us this week with the fantastic wallpaper, and look forward to continuing to watch this product grow for many years to come!


Kirk out.

PowerGUI® Spring 2011 Desktop Wallpaper

Spring is here already, and even though it doesn’t seem like it’s Spring everywhere just yet (it has been snowing most of the day here in Ottawa), with the change in seasons comes a change in desktop wallpaper.  The Spring 2011 wallpaper for PowerGUI Pro and PowerGUI is now available:

PowerGUI Spring 2011 Wallpaper Thumbnail

To download this wallpaper, simply visit the PowerGUI downloads page and scroll down to see all of the sizes and varieties that are available.  We have Fall wallpaper there as well for our friends in the southern hemisphere.  As always, all of our wallpaper images are stored in the Wallpaper folder on, so if you want to use one from a previous year or a different season or holiday, take a look around…there are currently 27 different varieties to choose from.


Kirk out.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with PowerGUI®!

Our creative design team has just provided me with another fun desktop wallpaper to share with you, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.  If shamrocks and gold are your thing this time of year, download the St. Patrick’s Day PowerGUI wallpaper from and show your pride!

As usual, it comes in two different flavors: one with the freeware train and one with the PowerGUI Pro train.  Each screenshot has 8 different resolutions available, so pick whichever one suits you best.  I already have the PowerGUI Pro version installed on my laptop.


Kirk out.

P.S. I can’t help but wonder what the little PowerGUI train had to drink that made gold bubbles come out of his smokestack. Smile

PowerGUI® reaches 1,000,000 downloads!

Today is a major milestone in the history of PowerGUI.  PowerGUI has been downloaded 1,000,000 times since the release of the first public version of PowerGUI freeware that went beta on March 28, 2007!  This couldn’t have happened without the strong community that has grown around PowerGUI and  PowerGUI would simply not be the great product that it is today without you, so thank you for your continued support!

Here is the download count history since March 2007:

Note that this does not represent the actual number of users of PowerGUI.  This represents the number of times that PowerGUI has been manually downloaded from the site by a user who left-clicks on the download link.  Right-clicks are not counted, so these numbers are not 100% accurate but they give an impression of the growth of the community, and that growth is pretty amazing.  Even without perfectly accurate numbers, I’m thrilled with the success that PowerGUI has achieved and I am very proud to be a part of it!

I think this calls for some fireworks, don’t you?  With the release of PowerGUI Pro and PowerGUI 2.3 that I published last week, I also uploaded the Christmas 2010 wallpaper to our download site, complete with fireworks coming from the smoke stack on the train.


If you’d like to have this wallpaper on your computer desktop to celebrate the holiday season, click on the image above to open the PowerGUI downloads page where you can pick the size (there are 8 to choose from) and flavour (we have freeware and Pro editions of the wallpaper) that you want.

Thanks again to everyone who uses PowerGUI for your support!  I look forward to continuing to work with you while taking PowerGUI Pro and PowerGUI to new heights in 2011!


Kirk out.