Get that Linux feeling - on Windows
- The Cygwin Ports collection contains ports of many useful
utilities which are not available in the standard Cygwin distribution.
- MinGW is a gcc compiler configuration which does not use Cygwin.
Instead, it uses the Microsoft MSVCRT as its C library. If you want a Win32 native compiler without Linux
API support, this is for you.
- Cygwin does not yet run natively on 64-bit Windows hosts however MinGW-w64 project
provides toolchains which produce native Windows 64-bit binaries. These binaries do not, of course, use the Cygwin DLL.
- If you are interested in DOS-based GNU tools, see the
DJGPP Home Page. DJGPP is a
somewhat similar project that concentrates solely on DOS-hosted tools.