Cygwin (was Re: [TriLUG] a good ssh client for win2k)
rnapier at employees.org
Tue Feb 19 13:03:06 EST 2002
While I'm mostly a fan of cygwin, it's very slow compared to native
ports of tools. It makes nice glue, but whenever possible, look for a
native port for tools like xemacs, ImageMagick, perl, etc. You can
then put their paths early so that you pick them up first (or put
links to them in ~/bin or the like). ImageMagick is a great example of
this. I couldn't believe how much slower convert was than doing the
work in PhotoShop (even including loading up Photoshop and all the
images). Then I dumped the cygwin version and ran a native port (under
cygwin's bash) and all was well again.
Of course, getting all the tools I need to work on windows finally got
to be too much trouble, and I've gone back to my two-machine solution.
Image capture/cleanup in Windows with PhotoShop Elements (which
continues to be better than gimp for this kind of work; no offense),
than mass convert-ization and album-ization on linux running samba.
On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 09:39:55AM -0500, John Turner wrote:
> Cygwin is a must have for every Linux user forced to use
> a Windows machine. I was even able to get sshd working
> and we were able to get a remote bash shell on our NT/Win2K
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 08:28:44AM -0500, Chris Merrill wrote:
> > Benjamin Reed wrote:
> > > Yup... PuTTY makes Windows usable... by letting you SSH to a real
> > > OS. <g>
> > I'm becoming fond of Cygwin. But it's considerably more than
> > an SSH/Telnet client. An entire linux shell (bash?) - now that
> > I've installed enough extensions (like CVS) I can run our
> > Linux build process on my W2k box. Of course, the best part
> > is having a decent console for those tasks best accomplished
> > with keyboard.
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