Alternatives to MinGW for all platforms with any license

  • MSYS2

    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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Termux

    A terminal emulator and Unix environment bringing powerful terminal access to your Android-powered devices.

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet F-Droid zsh Bash

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  • gow

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

    • Discontinued No activity for over a year.

    Free Open Source Windows

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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

  • Babun

    Would you like to use a linux-like console on a Windows host without a lot of fuzz? Try out babun! Babun features the following: Pre-configured Cygwin with a...

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.2.0, released in July 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub

    Free Open Source Windows Git Cygwin zsh

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  • TDM-GCC

    TDM-GCC is a compiler suite for Windows. It combines the most recent stable release of the GCC toolset, a few patches for Windows-friendliness, and the free and...

    Free Windows

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  • win-bash

    win-bash is a Windows port of the famous GNU bash (see GNU Bash homepage). The goal of the win-bash project is to finish the port to Windows and provide a full...

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed since 2016. Last version, 1.1, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • TCC/LE

    TCC/LE is a complete CMD replacement, and is compatible with your existing Windows command prompt and CMD batch files, while adding thousands of new features.

    Freemium Windows

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  • PyCmd

    PyCmd is a smart command prompt extension for Windows cmd.exe; its purpose is to emulate a few power features of UNIX shells (decent Tab-completion, persistent history...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

    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...

    Free Windows

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  • Microsoft Windows SDK

    The Windows SDK provides tools, compilers, headers, libraries, code samples, and a new help system that developers can use to create applications that run on Microsoft...

    Free Windows

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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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Comment by pcmind
about MinGW · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

This is has having bash in windows, without have heavy cygwin along. You have profile, home dir, /c/… drive like pipe and much more. Love it

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aren't u talking about MSYS?
MSYS isn't MinGW^^ MinGW is a (GCC) Compiler Suite...

My bad. Was using the full pack, but realy the console is from Msys project.