Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Cygwin

19
21
+ 1
0
Linux Mint

221
306
+ 1
42
Add tool

Linux Mint vs Cygwin: What are the differences?

Developers describe Linux Mint as "The most popular desktop Linux distribution and the 3rd most widely used home operating system behind Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS". The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. On the other hand, Cygwin is detailed as "A way to run native Linux apps on Windows". It is a POSIX-compatible environment that runs natively on Microsoft Windows. Its goal is to allow programs of Unix-like systems to be recompiled and run natively on Windows with minimal source code modifications by providing them with the same underlying POSIX API they would expect in those systems.

Linux Mint and Cygwin can be categorized as "Operating Systems" tools.

Cygwin is an open source tool with 27 GitHub stars and 6 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Cygwin's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Cygwin and Linux Mint

I liked manjaro a lot, the huge support it has and the variety of tools it provides is just awesome. But due to its parent platform being Arch Linux it has bleeding-edge technology and that meaning, we get updated 'daily', and if we keep updating the system daily, due to the bugs in the recent updates the system sometimes used to crash, this made the OS really unstable. However, one can avoid such crashes using periodical and careful system/package updates. I now use LinuxMint which is based on Ubuntu, and this OS is completely stable with reliable(mostly tested) updates. And, since this OS is backed up by UBUNTU the concerns/questions one can encounter while using the OS can be easily rectified using the UBUNTU community, which is pretty good. Though this is backed up on UBUNTU it most certainly does NOT include the proprietary stuff of UBUNTU, which is on the bright side of the OS. That's it! Happy Computing.

See more
Get Advice from developers at your company using Private StackShare. Sign up for Private StackShare.
Learn More
Pros of Cygwin
Pros of Linux Mint
    Be the first to leave a pro
    • 11
      Simple, Fast, Comfort and Easy to Use
    • 10
      Stable
    • 8
      Elegant
    • 7
      Good for beginners
    • 6
      Free to use

    Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

    Cons of Cygwin
    Cons of Linux Mint
      Be the first to leave a con
      • 3
        Easy to mess up with a few settings (like the panel)
      • 2
        Security breaches

      Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

      - No public GitHub repository available -

      What is Cygwin?

      It is a POSIX-compatible environment that runs natively on Microsoft Windows. Its goal is to allow programs of Unix-like systems to be recompiled and run natively on Windows with minimal source code modifications by providing them with the same underlying POSIX API they would expect in those systems.

      What is Linux Mint?

      The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

      What companies use Cygwin?
      What companies use Linux Mint?
      See which teams inside your own company are using Cygwin or Linux Mint.
      Sign up for Private StackShareLearn More

      Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

      What tools integrate with Cygwin?
      What tools integrate with Linux Mint?
      What are some alternatives to Cygwin and Linux Mint?
      Putty
      It is an SSH and telnet client, developed originally by Simon Tatham for the Windows platform. It is open source software that is available with source code and is developed and supported by a group of volunteers.
      PowerShell
      A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.
      Ubuntu
      Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
      Debian
      Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
      CentOS
      The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
      See all alternatives