# Cygwin

With PowerShell, Windows does offer a very nice terminal, but I often find myself trying to use UNIX commands as I ten to switch between Windows and Ubuntu for my daily work.

Although this is probably cold coffee for most people, I only recently discovered Cygwin, a collection of tools which provide a Linux-like experience when using a terminal.

Unlike on Linux, it is not possible to install new software in Cygwin via a command such as apt-get install. Instead, one has to re-install Cygwin via this installer and select the appropriate package. One might want to consider installing all possible software, which can be done by clicking on the "default" button next to "All" in the menu printed above. However, downloading the necessary files will take a long time and consume a lot of space, as the data totals more than 11 gigabytes.