I use both windows and linux for hosting, but have concentrated over recent years in gaining more knowledge using Linux servers.
Recently I've had cause to swap back and forth between the two more than usual and as such a problem has cropped up when using the command line in windows - the lack of the ls command. I can't count the number of times I've entered ls (the linux command for listing a directory contents - or the one that I use) into a windows command prompt only to have an unrecognised command reply.
Searching for a workaround I've found a fix.
Create a batch file called ls.bat and place it in your c:\windows\system32 folder. In this batch file place the following:
Saved me loads of curse words ;-)