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Old 03-08-2006, 10:43 PM   #1
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getting cygwin for windows

When I am away from home, I don't have Linux, but I would like to run my favorite Linux programs and a ssh server. I have looked up cygwin and found 4 different types. There is one made by redhat, one called cygwin x, cygnome, and another one. What is the differences? I thought there was only one cygwin, so I was going to download it, but now I know there is several. I want to run Linux gui programs in Windows too. What is the difference between cygwin/x and cygnome?

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Old 03-08-2006, 10:49 PM   #2
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don't really know about cygwin/x. I use cygwin from on my corp laptop. It works pretty good. Most KDE apps will bring up a crash handler when closing them, though. Depending on the connection though, it can run almost unbearably slow...
Old 03-09-2006, 01:27 AM   #3
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There is one Cygwin (it is currently maintained by RedHat, but that is unimportant). Cygwin/X just refers to the X server stuff in Cygwin. There are different projects that port GNOME and KDE to Cygwin (Cygwin already has a lot of GNOME stuff); you probably won't need these.


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