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RE: Available soon -- Cygwin on a CD
- To: "'Cygwin Mailing List'" <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: RE: Available soon -- Cygwin on a CD
- From: "Kevin Wright" <kwright at aspectdv dot com>
- Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 17:07:22 -0700
I can't find anything with the label "Community Offer."
on the Shop Cygnus page.
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Cygwin Mailing
>Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 4:46 PM
>Subject: Re: Available soon -- Cygwin on a CD
>Sorry to follow up on my own email but I have a couple of minor
>corrections to my original announcement.
>1) The URL is:
>2) The place to send non-technical questions pertaining to sales,
> licensing, shipping, etc., is:
>>Dear Cygwin Community,
>>Thanks to your support and feedback, I am pleased to announce the
>>commercial availability of Cygwin 1.0. As you know, Cygwin is a
>>UNIX/Linux shell environment and portability layer enabling
>>open source projects to Windows. You already use Cygwin to help
>>integrate Windows into your UNIX-based environment and migrate
>>applications from UNIX to Windows.
>>With the new enhancements included on the CD (see
>>http://www.cygnus.com/cygwin/ for more details), you can now easily
>>review info files and man pages. In addition, the CD contains a more
>>UNIX-like layout that has been discussed and recommended by the
>>community. The compiler incorporates our Code Fusion technology which
>>includes optimizations for the Intel Pentium family of
>processors. I am
>>also pleased that this release contains our graphical
>>The best news is that soon (on October 15) I will be offering the
>>community a chance to get the new CD and docs for $20 off the "street
>>price" or $79 (USD).
>>Here's how you get it: go to http://www.cygnus.com/cygwin ,
>click on the
>>"Buy Cygwin" link. On the "SHOP CYGNUS" main page, under the Cygwin
>>section, click on "Community Offer." The password is "SHELL"
>- and that
>>will tag the order for the special price.
>>Again, this will not be available until October 15. You'll have to
>>wait until then to order.
>>We are calling this version of Cygwin version 1.0 but it is
>>B21. It comes with a number of additional binaries from a standard
>>net release. Currently, the additional tools are not mentioned on
>>the web site but they soon will be. Until then, I've
>attached a list of
>>the additional binaries in the "contrib/bin" directory to
>>If you have any questions about things like price, shipping and
>>handling, etc. please send them to email@example.com .
>DJ and I will try
>>to answer any technical questions in the firstname.lastname@example.org
>>mailing list (but please remember that this activity is not part of
>>our full-time jobs).
>>I'm excited about this Cygwin offering and can't wait to see this on
>>the shelves of CompUSA, Best Buy, etc. The box has, IMO, some really
>>cool cover art of a shell -- to symbolize the use of a UNIX/Linux
>>shell on Windows.
>>Cygwin Technical Manager
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