Cygwin 1.7 Adds Windows 7 Support And Many Improvements

Windows: Cygwin, the utility that opens Windows up to Linux/Unix/Mac-style command line powers, has updated to support Windows 7, accept more filenames with special characters, and do a whole lot more nitty-gritty terminal stuff a whole lot better.

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There's a whole lot of detail to the What's New section of Cygwin's 1.7 release, but the big bullet points for users wondering if they should upgrade are support for multiple installations, new and better authentication methods, IPv6 configuration, and the aforementioned support for Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008 R2).

Cygwin is a free download for Windows systems only.

NEW major release: cygwin-1.7.1-1 [Corinna Vinschen via OSNews]


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