See also: UNIX | Linux Distributions | POSIX
Cygwin is a UNIX layer for Windows, now developed by Red Hat. It consists of two parts:
- a DLL (cygwin1.dll) which fills in the UNIX API functionality that Windows does not already include, and
- a collection of textmode and X tools, ported from UNIX, which provide UNIX/Linux look and feel.
Cygwin is sometimes used by UNIX developers to compile a version of their program that can be demonstrated on a Windows machine.
The Cygwin DLL works with all non-beta, non “release candidate”, ix86 versions of Windows since Windows 95, with the exception of Windows CE.
The counterpart of WINE/DOSEMU
- KDE on Cygwin (http://kde-cygwin.sourceforge.net)
- CyGNOME (http://cygnome.sourceforge.net)
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