Unix environment for Windows?
A reader writes:
"At the end of TYU24, you mention MKS as a Windows-based shell. I checked their website as an avenue of learning Unix/Linux without resorting to dual-boots, or multiple systems (I'm a little short on space to accomidate another tower, and short on cash to build a new micro). While they do offer evaluation versions, and educational discounts, they are still a little steep on the price range. Is there another package that may follow GPL (GNU Public License) or maybe a more cost effective package for home use?"
Yes, MKS went from being pretty darn cheap to being, well, pretty darn not cheap. In terms of alternatives, here are a couple worth checking out:
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