Why is the Windows cmd.exe limited to 80 characters wide

cmd

I love stretching my terminal on unix. What is the history or reason behind windows lame command line?

Best Solution

It isn't. You can right click the title bar, select properties, and in the "Layout" tab alter the screen buffer size (line width and scrollback) and the window size (viewport size). If you started cmd from a shortcut, you can save these settings for future sessions.