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Joe Ess
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Ever wish you had more Unix in your life?
Sick of shutting down Windows and booting into Linux to get a decent command line?
Tired of Command.com not recoginzing perfectly good commands like "ls" or "cat"?
Try Cygwin (from the kind folks at RedHat):
Cygwin
It gives you a Bash command line in Windows and a ton of GNU tools like GCC and Apache, you can even run XWindows.
 
Tim Holloway
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Well, more precisely, Red Hat bought Cygwin. They didn't invent it as a Red Hat product they way they did with RPM.
I use Cygwin at work, and it's a good way to get some of the advantages of a Unix-like platform under Windws. But personally, I'd be glad to have a dual-boot or VMWare box instead.
Ain't nothing like the real thing!
 
Jeroen Wenting
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Redhat didn't invent RPM either. They adopted it at an early stage and made it mature.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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