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Re: A regrettable oversight

On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 10:27:22AM -0500, Jean-Claude Gervais wrote:
>I have to chime in here;
>Originally, I became curious about Linux BECAUSE of Cygwin.
>As I experimented more and more with Cygwin, I became really impressed
>with how it was able to support quite a lot of Linux apps at the source
>level will relatively little trouble. The trouble and care the Cygwin
>developers have gone to to emulate a real *nix environment on something
>as backwards as Windows is truly amazing. A feat hidden from view, like
>all great software engineering, of course, but tremendous nonetheless.
>Of course digging around *nix via Cygwin ends up being so interesting
>that you end up thinking things like "Why is Windows so retarded?" and
>eventually the pull of Linux becomes irresistable.
>So I eventually switched to Linux, again, because of Cygwin.
>I think that that might even be one if Cygwin's unstated goals.
>Thank you, devs.
>On Fri, 2006-12-15 at 09:48 -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> If Cygwin can't adapt to Microsoft innovation then maybe we should all
>> either be moving to Linux or MinGW.

***cgf barely even had to tug on the line.


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