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.