Cygwin 1.7.25

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  • Windows 2000
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  • Windows Vista
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Cygwin 1.7.25


The interface of Cygwin is nothing special. The program runs in DOS-like program windows so don't expect a graphical user interface (GUI), graphical effects and other visual treats. In addition expect to use number/letter-based menus where you hit keys on the keyboard to choose menus, perform actions, open and close program windows. So if you haven't used DOS in your life now's the chance to find out how computer users were feeling 20+ years ago. One more thing – if you are not into Linux or you simply don't have extensive experience with computers then don't expect to just run Cygwin and be fine – unfortunately it takes much more than this.

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Basic Operations

Well, what can we say? Run this application and then decide what you want to do given you know the commands. Once again, if you are not into Linux and do not know much about computers then do not expect to be able to use Cygwin in a few minutes. If this is the case then stack on nerves and time before you can actually use this tool. Now if you know some about Linux and its emulators then prepare to spend some time typing commands in DOS-sized program windows.


In case you love and use Linux on a regular basis instead of the very popular Windows operating system but you need to run Linux apps in Windows every once in a while then take a look at Cygwin – a Linux emulator that allows Linux apps to be run in a Windows OS environment. So far so good except for two things – the program requires a long time to download if you select all libraries and then it needs advanced computer knowledge by the user in order to show all of its capabilities. So think again if you want to download it and use it just for fun.


  • Runs Linux apps in Windows
  • Numerous functions
  • Tens of libraries available


  • Large download
  • Requires advanced computer knowledge
Reviewed by: Alexander Yovchev

Cygwin is VIRUS-FREE!

Our security scan shows that Cygwin is clean from viruses. The current version of Cygwin has been scanned by our system, which contains 46 different anti-virus algorithms. That ensures that Cygwin 1.7.25 is 100% safe for your computer.

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