JP Vossen on 16 Oct 2015 12:33:29 -0700

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[PLUG] Cygwin preso and related discussion

Thanks to Michael DePaolo for the great Cygwin talk the other night.  I
haven't been forced to use Windows in a while and thus haven't needed
it, but it was great to see how much it has improved!

I personally have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Cygwin, because
as Michael said it's a bit of a mish-mash of Linux and Windows, so it's
not quite fully either, and that can get ugly.  Still, it's a HECK of a
lot better than being stuck with just Windows cmd.exe and it is an
awesome thing with the right mind-set and context.

That said, sometimes it can be over-kill, and there are some other
alternatives like the gnuwin32 and Unxutils ports.  I've talked about
them before with some other related tools:

And I also have some aging sections about it here:

Hopefully these tools will be helpful for those stuck using Windows. :-)
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