Cygwin on Windows 10

Cygwin 2.895 added a long-awaited better UI that enabled easy cycling of program versions. Sometimes the newest version of a program needed is not the default!


  • Windows Subsystem for Linux is Microsoft-installed Ubuntu terminal window with full performance. WSL is not a virtual machine, and is generally faster than Cygwin.
  • git for Windows Command Prompt.


  • tips on Python and Cygwin including using a graphical Cygwin desktop.