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Fan of Cygwin?

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by forestplay, May 8, 2012.

  1. forestplay

    forestplay Guest

    I'm forced to use a Windows box at work. To give me some Unix command line power, I use Cygwin. Very nice for use when you have no other choice.


  2. grim76

    grim76 Guest

    Cygwin is ok and I have used it before when restricted on machines. With the untapped power that most machines have now you might look at running virtualbox or something similar so you can have a linux VM running on your machine. Best of both worlds so to speak.
  3. Darwin

    Darwin Guest

    Using Cygwin most of the time, I am going to try out Grim's advice it seems quite sound.
  4. forestplay

    forestplay Guest

    I second grim's advice regarding virtualbox. I have found it easy to setup and low maintenance.

    Also, look for pre-made virtual machines for virtualbox. I have a couple of Turnkey appliances running a webserver and mySQL server. These are setup very well for self-maintaining (support by Turnkey for free or for a fee).

  5. It feels like I've been using cygwin forever--I think my first installation was under Windows NT 3.51. When I look five years into the future, I think I'm more likely to be running Windows and some version of Linux in a VM.
  6. Darwin

    Darwin Guest

    You are a star :) \O/
  7. dale

    dale Guest

    I have only used it a long, long time ago to get some codes running...
  8. forestplay

    forestplay Guest


    I have never done more than download the setup.exe binary, pick the packages I want and download the binaries. Works well. I use almost exclusively default settings.

  9. keylogger

    keylogger Guest

    Cygwin is best and I have used it

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