Cygwin-64 on W10-64 : the only game in town?

Fergus Daly
Sun Nov 1 08:49:23 GMT 2020

With W7 no longer supported, W10-32 supported but no longer provided on new machines (Microsoft states that, "Beginning with Windows 10, version 2004, all new Windows 10 systems will be required to use 64-bit builds and Microsoft will no longer release 32-bit builds for OEM distribution .. the weaker version of Windows 10 has several limitations, like capping out at 3.2GB of RAM and less stringent security measures") and the functionality of Cygwin-32 significantly downplayed on Cygwin's own Home page, that really does leave Cygwin-64 on W10-64 on 64-bit hardware as the sole recommended platform. Yes?

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