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

Duncan Roe
Sun Nov 1 09:00:12 GMT 2020

On Sun, Nov 01, 2020 at 08:49:23AM +0000, cygwin wrote:
> 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?
> --
No, I run Cygwin64 on Win 7. There is an outstanding W7 update, it appeared a
few weeks ago, but I'm not taking it.

Cheers ... Duncan.

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