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 in the Cygwin install screen.

Alternatives

  • Windows Subsystem for Linux is Microsoft-installed Ubuntu terminal window with full performance. WSL is generally faster than Cygwin.
  • git for Windows Command Prompt.

Notes

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