"In this guide, we'll show you how to get Cygwin set up, the
basics of how to navigate a Unix file system, and how to find more
information as you need it.
"1. Install Cygwin
"To get started with Cygwin, go to www.cygwin.com and click the
link that says "Install or update now." Run the setup.exe program
that gets downloaded, and when asked, select the Install from
Internet radial button. The location that you choose to install
Cygwin to is important, because that same folder will (by default)
act as the root of your simulated Unix file system. In other words,
pick somewhere with a little extra disk space. You'll be asked
where to store the downloaded installation files (anywhere's fine,
as long as you have enough room to handle what can be a gig or two
of optional packages) and what kind of connection type you use. For
most people, the Direct Connection setting will be fine."
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