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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Alternatives
by on Tue 9th Aug 2005 18:32 UTC

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Cygwin is great... but there are several alternatives worth mentioning, that provide better integration with windows then I've found cygwin does... Nutcracker from MKS, Interix (which I think are now part of Microsoft SFU) are commercial efforts, Microsoft Services for Unix itself is available free for XP Pro users and my personal favorite, UWIN (open source) http://www.research.att.com/sw/tools/uwin/ written by non-other than David Korn (of ksh fame).

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