Cygwin Part 2.5 – a brief interlude

Hi everyone. After filming the last part of the Cygwin series, I realised there was an alternate way of running the GUI, which is much more similar to how it would run on native windows, so I thought I’d make a very brief followup to Cygwin part 2:

The Video

A brief summary

So, it once again didn’t quite work :/. This seems to be the story with Cygwin, unfortunately. However, it DOES show how the GUI will look on Windows, which is important I think. It’s quite a non-alien looking thing interestingly. I can confirm that it does work, but Windows 10’s security settings were interfering with Cygwin, so the conclusion to this series of videos will involve running it on everyone’s favourite OS, Windows 8.1 :D. Joking aside, I’ve found I quite like Windows 8.1, just not 8.0, and it runs a fair bit better on my laptop.

To conclude, Windows 10 is annoying and tends to get in the way of me trying to do things rather a lot! Having said that, I quite like Windows 10 as well, but, yeah, Cygwin on Windows 8.1 will be the final part to this series, and I will demonstrate a working recovery in windowed mode. 🙂


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About Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty

I'm currently studying for a Computing and IT degree with the Open University, and am a software developer as well. I enjoy coding in Python, C++ (still learning), and Java. Having written 4 open-source programs (hosted on, set up my own website, and started volunteering at Wimborne Model Town to work on their river control system, I still find the time to enjoy cycling, acting, photography, and playing bass guitar. I go climbing every now and then as well. More recently, I wrote my first commercial program, Disk Verifier, and created a PSID Unlocker GUI for Parted Magic. I also create tutorial and other informative videos for Parted Magic LLC.

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