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The greatest open source software of all time
- From: Larry Hall <lhall at rfk dot com>
- To: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 15:34:52 -0400
- Subject: The greatest open source software of all time
Some of you may have seen this article from Info World but I thought I'd
highlight a portion that seemed relevant to this list:
One last note on the subject of Windows: Linux and *BSD users enjoy a
great set of powerful utilities and commands for free -- but what happens
when Linux and *BSD users get stuck working on a Windows computer? Why,
look no further than Cygwin. A port of the Unix POSIX system calls to the
Win32 environment, Cygwin allows you to run the GNU Compiler Collection
and many GNU utilities on a Windows machine.
It's easy to get caught up in the bugs and issues that fly around this list
and forget about what impact Cygwin as a distribution has for its user base.
So I thought it would be good to take a moment to focus on that for a
change. What you're all doing is making a difference out there and people
If you're interested in looking at the rest of the article, you can find
it here: <http://infoworld.com/print/87776>
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