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A tool for switching between platforms

The Cygwin program, which was originally created by Cygnus Solutions and was eventually developed by Cygnus Solutions and a number of other companies and developers, was first released in 1995. Cygwin is a Unix environment and command line interface that was designed to be used with the Microsoft Windows Operating System. Cygwin allows users to provide natural and seamless integration of Windows applications and other programs into the Unix environment.

The Cygwin program can be used to launch Windows applications straight from within the program and it can also be used to open Cygwin files within the Microsoft Windows Operating System. Cygwin was released with a GNU General Public license, it is an open source software application (which means that it can be edited, improved and modded by anyone with the know-how) that is available as a free download. Cygwin is available with many different plug-ins and add-ons, the software comes loaded with a huge number of features and functions and can be improved by the user or by downloading extra patches from the web.


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Downloads 9,292 1,895 1,493 1,804
Price $ 0 $ 299 $ 79.95 $ 395
File Size 15.23 MB 3.74 MB 4.28 MB 1.00 MB

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Astro says:
  • Integrates Windows apps and Unix environment
  • Open source software enables user editing
  • Includes wide variety of features
  • Some previous tech knowledge highly recommended
Product Details
Rating:5 (Users30)
Ranking in Development Software:1819
Last rated on:
File size:689 KB
Last updated:19/2/2013
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Languages: English
Download count:66
Download count (All Languages):9,305

Developer info

Developer Name: Genericom
Number of programs by Genericom: 1100

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