Alternatives to Cygwin for Linux with any license

  • PowerShell

    PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line...

    • do not offer Unix-like environment Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • MinGW

    MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils. It provides a complete Open Source programming toolset...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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  • BusyBox

    BusyBox is a single binary that provides several stripped-down Unix tools in a single executable. It runs in a variety of POSIX environments such as Linux, Android...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Android BSD

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  • MinGW-w64

    The project's goal is to deliver runtime, headers, and libs for developing 64 bit (x64), as well as 32 bit (x86), windows applications using gcc-4.4 or newer...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • Sakura

    sakura is a terminal emulator based on GTK and VTE. It's a terminal emulator with few dependencies, so you don't need a full GNOME desktop installed to have a...

    • Cygwin is "unix-on-windows", sakura is just a terminal emulator Guest • Nov 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • evilvte

    VTE based, highly customizable terminal emulator. Features: tabs, tabbar autohide, right click to switch encoding, supports almost all VTE features, build-time...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Cash

    Cash is a cross-platform implementation of Unix shell commands written in pure ES6. Think Cygwin, except: - No native compiling - No ugly DLLs - Works in any...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • mrxvt

    Based on rxvt. Tabbed interface. Very lightweight. Few dependencies. Only drawback is poor unicode support (theres an SVN branch with working but slightly buggy support)

    • Discontinued Latest release Sep. 9, 2008

    Free Open Source Linux

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