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Cygwin is an open source application that provides a UNIX-like environment on the Windows operating system. It also offers other functionalities in addition to that.

Key features

Connections and remote access: Cygwin supports X Display Manager remote connections and remote clients. Its uses the openssh package, Cygwin sshd or ssh X11 tunneling to display contents of application from the computer.

Multi-windows mode: this feature allows the user to manage both the client's and his own window. Indeed, this action can be done remotely and display both windows in the user's screen.

Compatibility: this software can deal with all recent Windows platform starting from XP SP3. In addition to that, it works either on x86 32 bit and 64 bits versions of Windows.


Cygwin is also provided with development tools such as GNU Emacs, LaTeX and OpenSSH (client and server).
The program is proposed here as an open source.
Cygwin supports all Windows colors.


It requires a large disc space.


Alternative spelling: setup-x86_64-2.0.0.exe, setup-x86_64.exe

Latest update on April 28, 2015 at 07:05 AM.

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