Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 17th Dec 2008 19:43 UTC, submitted by weildish
General Unix IBM's primer to Cygwin. Cygwin is a UNIX-like environment for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Cygwin includes a real UNIX shell, a Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) emulation library, and thousands of UNIX utilities ported to Windows. Learn how to drop to Cygwin and use its UNIX-like command line to manipulate the system.
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by andyk on Wed 17th Dec 2008 23:26 UTC
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Anyone not happy with Cygwin's builtin terminal that runs in a Windows console window might want to give MinTTY a try:

It's still in development, but pretty usable already. Feedback via the issue tracker much welcome.

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