Those who wanted to use Linux on their computers for them we are going to tell about an application which will help you to get that Linux feeling on windows. This application will provide you a UNIX like environment on Windows operating system. UNIX is a multitasking, multi-user computer operating system.
UNIX operating systems are widely used in servers, workstations, and mobile devices. The UNIX environment and the client–server program model were essential elements in the development of the Internet and the reshaping of computing as centered in networks rather than in individual computers.
The application is known as Cygwin. It helps you to run native Linux applications on Windows. It consists of UNIX system call libraries along with many GNU application. Compilers, development tools, development tool kits, GNU maces, TeX and Latex, OpenSSH (client and server), and much more are packed into different modules which can be downloaded and used on your Windows PC.
Cygwin creates an imitation of Linux which provides substantial ‘Portable operating system interface’ function and tools which makes the experience of using a copy of Linux on windows perfect. To get Linux on your windows follow these steps:
1. Download the required file from the link given below. Make sure that you have minimum disk space of 5 GB to complete the installation.
2. Run and start installing the application
3. While installation the setup process will ask you to choose the type of internet connection, select ‘Direct Connection’
4. When it asks for ‘selecting packages’ choose the applications you want. The applications or the packages can be selected just by clicking default label adjacent to the package name.
5. When you click next, the installation will begin. It will take around 30 minutes to complete the process depending on the downloading speed.
It is a free/open source. You can easily install compilers, SDK’s & tools on it. In clipboard integration it supports texts only. Remote clients can be launched and displayed in your Cygwin/X session either via telnet or via X11 tunneling over Ssh, using either Cygwin’s openssh package. Those who want to experience Linux this is the best application for them.