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  1. Cygwin icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Shell
    • Windows
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    Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the Unix-like environment.

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    Cygwin terminals running on Windows 7
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  2. MSYS2 icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    MSYS2 is an independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows software.

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    1.  Command line interfaceMSYS2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Support for scriptingMSYS2 supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  3. The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a new Windows 10 feature that enables you to run native Linux command-line tools directly on Windows, alongside your traditional Windows desktop and modern store apps.

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    1.  Command line interfaceWindows Subsystem for Linux either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  4. Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software is a unique tool which gives you full access to Linux volumes within Windows.

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  5. Pengwin icon
    • Windows
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    The first Linux® distribution optimized for WSL. Based on Debian®. From open-source software startup Whitewater Foundry. Formerly known as WLinux.

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  6. Wubiuefi is a Windows Installer for Ubuntu and it is a fork of official Wubi. There has been a growing number of users who have not been able to install Ubuntu with official versions. In the past the issues of official versions only affected newer UEFI systems but meanwhile the...

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