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Hello Everyone,

Was wondering if anyone here has ever used Cygwin (Cygwin is a UNIX environment for Windows)? What did u like or dislike about it?

Lyle

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I was very impressed. It is a good alternative to going completely unix/linux. We aren't allowed to have Linux machines in the lab where I work because the computer staff is completely unreasonable. Instead, we have OLD Sun machines that aren't up to the task... so we used Cygwin for a while. (Now we've just smuggled a monster Linux box into a corner of the lab - problem solved :) ) If you have to run some Unix apps or something, go for it. What do you want to use it for? Do you have a specific purpose?

You can try it out and see if you like it. It's completely free (as in beer), and you can always uninstall it.

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My company produces software for the games industry, and our build environment uses Cygwin MAKE facilities. It's great because it's free, works pretty well, basically you're running linux within a Windows box--but at least in the past, some linux features were missing. What do you want to use it for?

Mike

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