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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Happy Cygwin User
by whartung on Tue 9th Aug 2005 19:30 UTC
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I've been using it for over 5 years now, and it basically let's me do all of the things that I normally do with Unix -- notably scripting and piping and mangling bits of data.

Still have some minor issues fighting between DOS and Unix text formats, fighting with spaces in file names, etc., but it works for 95% of what I need it to do.

Though, for some reason, my find for updatedb is broken. Dunno why that is...

Anyway, I occasionally run X (and that works well enough), but mostly just run it for all of the scripting and tools that Unix has historically provided.

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