Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Sep 2006 19:00 UTC, submitted by Eugenia
General Unix "Want to run best of breed apps under both Windows and Unix? Eric Hall tells you about an option for doing this: Microsoft's Posix subsystem. It lets Unix apps think they are using regular Unix, but they are actually using Windows instead."
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This is true. It's nice to be able to use it to keep up with my *ix skills. It's really not a replacement for a full system due to some idiosyncrasies of it having to run on top of Windows, but to keep the command line and scripting knowledge fresh, it's pretty good.

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