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: MinGW?
by on Wed 10th Aug 2005 04:51 UTC in reply to "MinGW?"

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Cygwin is very complete. If you select the top node in the installer so that it says "Install" then scroll down and uninstall X you should have a working install that contains everything from cron to sed to vim to awk, ssh, gpg, good integration with the operating system (I can hop around network drives like //drive/path or //machine/c$/path if I am a priviledged user. You develop for perl, php, python, pascal, etc.

I just gotten so used to using it I can't think of using a windows box without it. Cygwin is stable, updates with ease, gets my work done.

When you get serious get Cygwin, it rocks!

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