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Cygwin to Empower Windows

Over the past two years I have been working heavily in the LINUX world. For software development I love it, package distribution to obtain dependencies and the free tools make development really nice. Moving back to the Windows has been a bit frustrating as many tools I have come to use are missing. A simple solution has been to install Cygwin, which is 'like' a package manager for Windows, and add the binary location to Cygwin to my PATH variable. Now I can use linux commands such as 'ls' and 'ssh' from CMD. Or better yet, use Cygwin to have BASH on my Windows machines.

Cygwin is available here:

Don't let the circa 1998 web design fool you; the project is still very active.

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