Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jan 2006 19:06 UTC, submitted by anonymous
General Unix "UWIN or Unix for WINdows, is developed and released by AT&T Laboratories and David Korn - the creator of Korn shell. UWin basically consists of a set of tools and libraries which helps application developers compile and run Unix applications natively on windows. The tools include a complete shell (Korn Shell) for Windows which is bundled with all the command line tools you find in Linux/Unix."
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RE[5]: Cygwin
by dmdavis on Mon 16th Jan 2006 21:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Cygwin"
dmdavis
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2005-07-06

You can even run your X server without a root window in Cygwin, so you can run gui Linux apps side by side with your Windows apps. Don't recall exactly, but I think it may just be a matter of running X with the -rootless option.

http://x.cygwin.com/screenshots/cygx-rootless-WindowMaker-20031224-...

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RE[6]: Cygwin
by fretinator on Mon 16th Jan 2006 21:15 in reply to "RE[5]: Cygwin"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

You can even run your X server without a root window in Cygwin, so you can run gui Linux apps side by side with your Windows apps. Don't recall exactly, but I think it may just be a matter of running X with the -rootless option.
This is the default now.
Also, Cygwin is Unix, not linux. {edited - I should say unix-like, I doubt it is "certified" as Unix}
And yes it is still actively developed.

Edited 2006-01-16 21:18

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RE[7]: Cygwin
by chemical_scum on Tue 17th Jan 2006 12:57 in reply to "RE[6]: Cygwin"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

Also, Cygwin is Unix, not linux. {edited - I should say unix-like, I doubt it is "certified" as Unix}

Not exactly from the Cygwin website http://www.cygwin.com/ :

"Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows. It consists of two parts:

A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API emulation layer providing substantial Linux API functionality.

A collection of tools, which provide Linux look and feel."

It is Linux like insomuch as it uses Bash and the GNU userland but of course it does not use the Linux kernel it just provides a Linux like POSIX environment which you can also get on Unix systems ie. Debian GNU/BSD or AIX 5L in its Linux compatability mode.

Edited 2006-01-17 13:12

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