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why I can't run Windows

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Why I Can't Run Windows Exclusively

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I need dig. nslookup is not an acceptable substitute.download the bind sources, build them on cygwin, then just install dig.
I need ethereal (or another sniffer)Ethereal is now available for Windows!
I need nmap (or another system mapper)Nmap is now available for Windows!
cygwin is too klunky and not-quite-integrated into Windowslearn to deal with it. It is just slightly different, and that difference will go away with more use.
eXceed sucks just slightly less than cygwin's X.Suck it up.
neither eXceed nor cygwin's clipboards are seamlessly integrated with the Windows cut/copy/paste.rxvt in cygwin is reasonably well integrated between the unix-way and the Windows clipboard.
cut/copy/paste (or, more accurately, alternate-buffer copying) is just so much smoother in X.rxvt in cygwin is reasonably well integrated between the unix-way and the Windows clipboard.
in text windows, insertions go where the cursor is, not where the mouse cursor is when you click. Text wrapping is much better in X.rxvt in cygwin behaves the way I like it.
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