"I recently found myself working at a company that uses Windows
as the desktop environment. I was used to Linux, however, and
wanted to have that on my desktop instead. Should you find
yourself, for one reason or another, working in a Windows desktop
environment but want to use Linux, Cygwin offers the opportunity to
do so. Cygwin is a dynamic link library (DLL) that acts as a Linux
API emulation layer. Included with the Cygwin suite are most of the
common Linux command-line tools and quite a few graphical
applications, giving you the look and feel of a Linux machine on
top of your MS Windows box. Cygwin provides substantial Linux
functionality on all non-beta, non-Release Candidate, x86, 32-bit
versions of Windows, starting with Windows95..."
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