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Re: Cygwin on Max OS X ?
- From: Yuriy Chernyshov <georgthegreat at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 18:16:22 +0400
- Subject: Re: Cygwin on Max OS X ?
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Why do you need cygwin under MasOS X?
MacOS X is POSIX-compatible system that can run all the cygwin
software natively, without API emulation.
On 5 June 2014 18:11, Warren Young <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 6/5/2014 07:48, Richard H. McCullough wrote:
>> Can I install Cygwin on my iMac?
> cygwin1.dll uses the Win32 API heavily. That means it only runs under
> Windows or a near-enough clone like WINE.
> A few of the key tools for Cygwin are also Win32-native, such as setup.exe
> and cygcheck.exe. And, at least one of the packages ported to Cygwin calls
> the Win32 API directly, which is Naughty(tm) but not actively prevented.
> I've tried CrossOver (the commercial version of WINE) under OS X, and it's a
> miserable experience.
> My advice: set up a Windows VM and install Cygwin in it. I have used both
> VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop on OS X, and they work beautifully.
> (Better than virtualization on Windows, in fact.) VirtualBox also runs on OS
> X, but it is not as featureful as the other two.
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