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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I have used it... Didn't care much for it.
by theTSF on Thu 18th Dec 2008 14:04 UTC
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I think if it were a little better integrated with Windows and vice versa it would be better. Most of the open source tools that I use also have windows ports to them which are often easier to install in Windows, and accessible outside of Cigwin.

I think it is mostly the case for me that when I am on a different Operating system my though process for that OS is different. Thus I tend to dislike Linux systems trying to look like or act like Macs or Windows, And Windows trying to act like Linux/Unix etc...

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