Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Aug 2005 17:47 UTC
General Unix Cygwin is a great alternative for those who feel constrained by working with the Windows environment. Cygwin lets you employ the best parts of each environment to fit your needs, whether through porting and development of applications, or simply using the applications in this flexible, powerful system.
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by Anonymous on Wed 10th Aug 2005 05:29 UTC in reply to "SSSLLLOOOWWW..."
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Cygwin works well in general, but speed is an issue for me. My shell scripts are slow on Cygwin compaired to linux on the same hardware. Applications that I compile with cygwin are much slower then if I just compile them to native windows binary.

I love cygwin, but anyone saying it has no performance issues is either fibbing, or they only play around with the pre compiled tools, or lightweight shell scripts.

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