google the abbreviation
IMO ="In My Opinion "
a few other you might see
RTFM = "Read The "bleep" Manual "
as to reading i would advise that you do a bit of studying ( yes as in school )
though CygWin will run some -- about 70% -- of linux programs on MS windows
is will be a bit slow
every call has to be ran through the "cygwin.dll"
it is a bottleneck
You will also come across "MinGW "
Mingw builds WINDOWS programs( .exe, .dll - well with dlltool ) from Linux source code
and they both DO NOT behave like MS Windows
they work very differently
Spaces in folder names and file names
C:\\Program <SPACE> Files
that folder will cause some problems
so you might want to do some reading
-- install --
-- user guide --
-- a bit old ( 2006)