Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 17th Dec 2008 19:43 UTC, submitted by weildish
General Unix IBM's primer to Cygwin. Cygwin is a UNIX-like environment for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Cygwin includes a real UNIX shell, a Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) emulation library, and thousands of UNIX utilities ported to Windows. Learn how to drop to Cygwin and use its UNIX-like command line to manipulate the system.
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RE: Comment by f2racer
by b0ne on Wed 17th Dec 2008 21:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by f2racer"
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fork()ing on CYGWIN is extremely slow, which you end up doing a lot whenever you run a makefile or any shell script for that matter.

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