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ravenq
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 10:06 am    Post subject: Microsoft Services for Unix - Can it be a Linux alternative? Reply with quote

I've been using Gentoo for about a month now on my laptop, however the fact that a number of pieces of hardware aren't yet working well/at all, I find myself always falling back to windows.

Recently I've installed Microsoft Services for Unix (SFU) and found that it seems to be able to compile software designed for Linux quite easily (granted so far I've only tried bash, bzip2 and vim.)

What I want to know is has anyone had any experience with SFU, and is it a viable alternative to Linux? (In my case, I do a lot of coding and want to make sure it is cross-platform compatible.)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would rather recommend CygWin than MS own unix dabble.

Cygwin is proven and reliable alternative, you can even run X-windows under Windows.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cygwin for a definate

Aside for giving you the unix services you can build a lot of linux software on top of cygwin (gnome 1.4 mplayer and kde for definate)
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