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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There is pretty much zero chance that the two projects will merge. Their fundamental goals differ.

Cygwin wants to provide a UNIX-like environment.

MinGW just wants to provide a method to build programs for Windows.

The only overlap is that both projects work on Windows.

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