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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RE: Cygwin/X
by rm6990 on Tue 9th Aug 2005 21:03 UTC in reply to "Cygwin/X"
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Cygwin does on windows what wine does on *Nix

Not exactly. Cygwin is a Posix compatability layer that also includes some *nix tools. Things have to be compiled for Cygwin though, Cygwin cannot run Linux or Solaris binaries.

Wine is designed to run the existing Windows binaries.

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