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Old 09-05-2004, 07:42 AM   #1
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a problem about cygwin


Sorry that i dont know the etiqutte here but i want to ask that whether cygwin is enough for a beginner. thank you very much.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 08:02 AM   #2
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hoi, i saw the cygwin homepage.....it says :

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Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows.

# Cygwin is not a way to run native linux apps on Windows. You have to rebuild your application from source if you want to get it running on Windows.
# Cygwin is not a way to magically make native Windows apps aware of UNIX functionality, like signals, ptys, etc. Again, you need to build your apps from source if you want to take advantage of Cygwin functionality.
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i think it's not a real linux-distro, and as you have to compile any application from source, that will not be an easy start.
you are better off starting with a live-cd version, wich don't require partitioning your hard-disk, they run from cd.
iso images and descriptions you can find at : http://iso.linuxquestions.org/

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Old 09-05-2004, 08:30 AM   #3
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thank you very much.bow
 
Old 09-05-2004, 08:32 AM   #4
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but can you tell me which version is the best
 
Old 09-05-2004, 08:50 AM   #5
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while typing the prev. post, i realized all info i have on live-cd's is what i read on this forum and elsewhere.
so... i just downloaded the SLAX live-cd to try ( it can also be used as a rescue-cd for my linux-systems in times of trubble ). At the download-site you can read reviews on several distro's.

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