Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 23:49 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux After two long years since the last release, Cygwin 1.7 (a Linux-like environment that runs on Windows systems) has been released. Among many other improvement, this release adds support for Windows 7 and Server 2008R2.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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Oh, absolutely they have a place!

It has the following advantages over UNIX Subsystem for Windows

* much easier and faster to install
* much closer to Linux
* more software available

Vs virtualization

* much easier and faster to install
* faster to enter the environment
* less resource usage( memory/ cpu/disk)
* integrates better into host

But what do I know, I've only been using it for eleven years.

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