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Builder AU: Use Cygwin When You Can't Use Linux

Jul 19, 2005, 07:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincent Danen)

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"Linux fans would love to use Linux all of the time, but sometimes it just isn't possible. Maybe a certain application requires that you use Windows, or perhaps you're forced to use Windows at work. Regardless of the reason, if you've become attached to your Linux and open source applications, rest assured that you can use Cygwin to run most of those applications on Windows.

"Cygwin is an environment for Windows, similar to Linux, that provides a Linux API emulation layer and a collection of tools that are normally only available on systems that use open source tools, such as Linux, the *BSD's, and Mac OS X..."

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