Microsoft Unix

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Here are some choices for WindowsXp (pro version) or WindowsTwoThousand:

  1. MicrosoftServicesForUnix (SFU) (No cost, but proprietary)
  2. CygWin (OpenSource)
  3. UWIN (http://www.research.att.com/sw/tools/uwin/) (OpenSource)
  4. The MKS Toolkit (http://www.datafocus.com/) ($$$, Proprietary)

There are of course other ways, using the likes of MsVirtualPc or VmWare. Or set up a multiboot system. I do not know of any good reason why this costly (at least in time) step is necessary.

Note it was reported MicrosoftServicesForUnix can be installed side-by-side with CygWin. But do you really want it done that way?


Reasons for using CygWin over MicrosoftServicesForUnix


Reasons for using MicrosoftServicesForUnix over CygWin


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