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Mac, cygwin, flash

Hi gracious experts!

Please don't flame me.  I'm a mac user, but I used to use cygwin, back
when I was a kid and didn't get to choose my operating system.  Well,
I have a 4 GB Flash drive coming in the mail (incredibly, it is the
size of a half-smoked cigar), and I was wondering if I could justify
my purchase by putting cygwin onto it so that I can use emacs and a
latex processor on any desktop.  I found the post describing how to
put cygwin onto a flash drive
(, but this
description requires a working installation on a windows machine.

Unfortunately, the desktops to which I have access are feeble, and I
would not want to spend 55 hours downloading and getting everything to
work there.

Is there a way for me to acquire a working cygwin dist from here, from
my speedy old powerbook G4?


Barbara Shirtcliff
PhD Student
Russian History
University of Illinois at Chicago

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