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Re: mintty doesn't run on NT4 due to lack of GetConsoleWindow

On Thu, Aug 06, 2009 at 03:02:23PM +0000, Stephan Mueller wrote:
>Andy Koppe wrote:
>" (And to be honest I don't see the point in Cygwin 1.7 still supporting
>" NT4. Anyone willing to stick with an OS that's been unsupported for
>" five years should be more than happy to stick with Cygwin 1.5.)
>Agreed, it seems a bit inconsistent, and yet I can think of at least two
>reasons a user might want an old Windows and a new Cygwin:
>- user is aiming for as Unixy an experience as possible with minimal
>  Windows interaction, hence always wants latest and greatest Cygwin
>  and hopes never to disturb the Windows OS underneath.
>- user is happy to upgrade Cygwin because of the price, but would
>  rather not upgrade Windows, because of the price.

Yep.  I had to go through a full reinstall of my NT4 system and I
couldn't believe how quickly it went, how few problems I had, and how
snappy the system felt when I was done.  So count me as a fan of NT4.

I just don't know why the Cygwin developers insist on breaking things
there!  They must hate end users like me.


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