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Re: MS offers "Services For Unix" free of charge
The 3.0 version went up for the cost of the CD a few months ago so I
a copy -- was a disk hog, so eventually removed it. But few things:
It always has to have the "interix" subsystem proces running to do
In typical MS fashion, it setup and started demons for all services
-- not exactly
configured for security. It didn't have ssh but did have rsh/rlogin.
It ran about 5% slower on a large file i/o bound 'find' command. Sorta
odd since it was file i/o bound.... Definitely won't give people a good
linux/unix as far as speed goes. Also, they include ksh and not bash....no
vim, just vi....bunch a weirdo's!
But running on a 'too old" laptop with not quite enough memory as it is
and a bit tight on disk space, I decided to take it off until I could at
a larger hard disk partition on a faster HD for my win stuff .
They don't seem to differentiate between unix and windows processes,
so their kill, ps, and /proc systems all function tranparently with the
I went back to try the find the link I ordered it from, but couldn't
'free' link, so never bothered to post on it here...it's nice that 3.5
is free, but
for existing win customers, it'll likely be not much more than a
curiosity due to
the speed slowdown. Was neat to see crond, initd, etc...be running as
windows system processes....:-)
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