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

Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Sun Nov 1 11:23:45 GMT 2020

On 01/11/2020 09:00, Duncan Roe wrote:
> 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.

I test my programs and compiled packages on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. I
think Vista is still supported by Cygwin too, but last I tried it didn't
work and I can't remember why.


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