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GnuWin32 Alternatives

GnuWin32 is described as 'provides Win32 (MS Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008) ports of tools with a GNU or similar open source license' and is an app. There are nine alternatives to GnuWin32 for Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is Free Software Directory, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GnuWin32 are Libre Projects, Open Source Software Directory, MSYS2 and osalt.

GnuWin32 alternatives are mainly App Discovery Services but may also be Software Download Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GnuWin32.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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    Free Software Directory

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    The Free Software Directory is a project of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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    Libre Projects

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    A directory of free & open source hosted web applications and alternatives to many proprietary web services.

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    Open Source Software Directory

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    The aim of the Open Source Software Directory is to list the best and most promising open source software available on the Internet. The focus is on end-user programs for home users, and small and medium businesses.

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    MSYS2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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    osalt

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software.

    Our mission is to provide easy access to high quality open source alternatives to well-known commercial products. And remember that open source software is also a freeware alternative.

    Discontinued

    No longer updated. Last news dates back to June 2012

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  6. gow

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful

    Discontinued

    No activity for over a year.

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  7. unxutils

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Here are some ports of common GNU utilities to native Win32. In this context, native means the executables do only depend on the Microsoft C-runtime (msvcrt.dll) and not an emulation layer like that provided by Cygwin tools.

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  8. ezwinports

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Collection of ports to MS-Windows of GNU and Unix software packages, which either don't have precompiled Windows binaries available, or whose existing ports are buggy or broken. All the ports are built using the MinGW development environment, with or without MSYS.

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    Cash

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Cash is a cross-platform implementation of Unix shell commands written in pure ES6.

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