"Ever tried this query in Google: 'Linux-like environment for
windows' with inverted commas? If you have, it gives exactly 13,700
results (at the time of publishing). Now try the same other way
around. Google 'Windows environment for linux' but don't use the
quotes from previous query. It yields approximately 1,150 results.
This clearly shows that there are numerous applications that
simulate a Linux environment on Windows and vice versa. But are all
these applications really required?
"A famous 'Linux like environment for Windows' is Cygwin..."