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Average Rating:   4.1/5.0
Number of Ratings:   180
Number of Reviews:   4

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bombguy says:
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A little quirky but worth the effort  
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written about 7 years ago

Pros: you can be up and running a full GNU tools environment on Windows in 20 minutes. Vast support for anything credible and it just works. Frankly, I don't know how even the most hardened MS fanboy could efficiently write code or manage a Windows box without this stuff.

Cons: Windows ACLs + Unix permissions equals some entertaining snafus in complex deploys. Many tools (Postgres, Ruby, etc) are inferior to x86 native builds due to Cygwin emulation overhead. Use this to get started but seek alternate distributions for key components of production systems.

Dishonorable mention: the setup utility is clearly designed by a crazy person. This brilliant utility also takes the place of a package manager, which means you're never more than one wrong click away from updating your entire toolset by accident. Mindblowingly idiotic.

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...l Guymon says:
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...g developing on windows to not suck  
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written almost 7 years ago

Cygwin is the only way I can see being a developer in Windows. Cygwin has ported many of the powerful GNU/Linux commands. Where Windows ease of use can be problematic when you need fine grain control and information, Cygwin lets you ps, grep, and awk to success.

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szg says:
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GNU::Windows  
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written over 3 years ago

According to the Cygwin homepage it's a Linux-like environment for Windows.

Well, I don't know what's Linux-like in it. It's GNU running on a Windows kernel.

But anyway, it's one of the most useful open source projects ever. It just turns your Windows box, which you're forced to use at the office, into a Unix machine.

Which is exactly what the doctor ordered.

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pierre01 says:
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Cygwin  
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written over 3 years ago

interesting realization

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pierre01 says:
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Cygwin  
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written over 3 years ago

interesting realization

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szg says:
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GNU::Windows  
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written over 3 years ago

According to the Cygwin homepage it's a Linux-like environment for Windows.

Well, I don't know what's Linux-like in it. It's GNU running on a Windows kernel.

But anyway, it's one of the most useful open source projects ever. It just turns your Windows box, which you're forced to use at the office, into a Unix machine.

Which is exactly what the doctor ordered.

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...l Guymon says:
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...g developing on windows to not suck  
5
 
written almost 7 years ago

Cygwin is the only way I can see being a developer in Windows. Cygwin has ported many of the powerful GNU/Linux commands. Where Windows ease of use can be problematic when you need fine grain control and information, Cygwin lets you ps, grep, and awk to success.

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bombguy says:
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A little quirky but worth the effort  
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written about 7 years ago

Pros: you can be up and running a full GNU tools environment on Windows in 20 minutes. Vast support for anything credible and it just works. Frankly, I don't know how even the most hardened MS fanboy could efficiently write code or manage a Windows box without this stuff.

Cons: Windows ACLs + Unix permissions equals some entertaining snafus in complex deploys. Many tools (Postgres, Ruby, etc) are inferior to x86 native builds due to Cygwin emulation overhead. Use this to get started but seek alternate distributions for key components of production systems.

Dishonorable mention: the setup utility is clearly designed by a crazy person. This brilliant utility also takes the place of a package manager, which means you're never more than one wrong click away from updating your entire toolset by accident. Mindblowingly idiotic.

2 out of 2 users found the following review helpful.

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