[CentOS] In the press, once again

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Fri Sep 24 12:54:40 EDT 2010


On Fri, 2010-09-24 at 09:54 -0700, Benjamin Franz wrote:
> On 09/24/2010 08:37 AM, Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
> > On 24 September 2010 14:23, Timo Schoeler<timo.schoeler at riscworks.net>  wrote:
> >> Windows admins use a virtualized CentOS machine to copy files because
> >> their own tools are not able to handle copying a bigger amount of data. :)
> > Although I read the article with some amusement, I have to wonder
> > what's wrong with rsync (has a Windows port, albeit somewhat slow with
> > Cygwin implementation). His fallback is using cp which I found utterly
> > incomprehensible
> Until Cygwin's developers decide the join the rest of the window's 
> universe in having an *uninstaller* it will remain "not installed - 
> ever" on many people's systems, including mine. 

+1.  There are numerous things with Cygwin that are very messy.  It
avoid it at nearly all costs.

IMO, a windows system with Cygwin and Cygwin tools isn't really a
Windows system anymore;  it is an crippled and ugly hybrid.

> It is completely 
> unacceptable that it is happy to install, but that you have to 
> *manually* rip it out piece-by-piece if you ever want to uninstall it.




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