Help on Unsubscribing

Brian Inglis
Sat Mar 6 01:38:48 GMT 2021

On 2021-03-05 14:22, Kraja, Aldi via Cygwin wrote:
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 > I have enjoyed your hard work as well as your outstanding contributions. But, 
now the time has arrived that your project is obsolete, because Microsoft has 
introduced ubuntu for windows system on windows 10, which covers everything I 
need. So, I have removed cygwin software from all my computers.
 > The installation of UBUNTU on windows 10 is very simple: a) On the search box 
of windows 10, search for "Turn Windows Features On or Off", b) In that list, 
check the box for "Windows Subsystem for Linux", c) Install the latest UBUNTU 
from Microsoft store for free, d) run terminal of Ubuntu from windows as an app: 
first time it will asks to set a username and password.
 > e) Follow with sudo ubuntu apt upgrade ; sudo ubuntu apt update. The rest is 
whatever the user wants to do, by installing additional packages, emacs etc. To 
simplify the use of x-win interface one can install VcXsrc for using XLaunch app 
for free.
 > Once more thank you for all your efforts in years. It has been a great help 
to use your software in years.

[WSL has been available for a few years now with a number of distros available 
on the Windows app store and github.
There are still many different use cases for each of the alternatives of Cygwin, 
WSL VMs, Unix VMs, Unix on hardware. Interoperability is still best under 
Cygwin; iffy under WSL with limitations and security not integrated: not seeing 
much value from using a common MS kernel under each WSL VM, rather than the 
native distro Linux kernel under an actual VM; somewhat available under VMs via 
mounts, still unsure how much I trust NTFS to manage "local" workstation VM 
Samba shares, although I do a fair amount of read/write from both sides for 

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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