Linux has WINE to run Windows apps on Linux, I wonder if this works the other way around too.
Sure, I could download source packages and try a manual compile, but that's complicated and often requires libraries I can't find.
Some people told my Cygwin is a good idea to run apps from. However, I have yet to be presented with a compelling usercase.
Installing all of Cygwin just to do "ls -la" every now and then isn't exactly reason enough for me to do it.
Can anyone give a concrete example of a piece of software they are now using on windows because of cygwin?