Windows 7 UNIX Free Resources Available for Download


Cooler King
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Just as it was the case with its predecessors, select editions of Windows 7 include by default a multi-user UNIX environment, designed to offer functionality specific to the open source

, on top of the Windows platform.
In addition to the Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA),

is also offering Windows 7 users additional resources as a standalone download. Utilities and a software development kit (SDK) for Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications in Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are currently up for grabs via the Microsoft Download Center.

“Utilities and SDK for Subsystem for UNIX-Based Applications is an add-on to the Subsystem for UNIX-Based Applications component that ships in Microsoft Windows 7/ Windows Server 2008 R2,” revealed. SUA is available only in the high-end and volume licensing editions of Windows 7, namely the Ultimate and Enterprise SKUs.

As some customers undoubtedly know, Windows Vista also featured SUA, and

also complemented the components with utilities and the SDK for Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications in Microsoft Windows Vista RTM/Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 RTM.

The utilities and the SKD consisted “of the following components: Base Utilities, SVR-5 Utilities, Base SDK, GNU SDK, GNU Utilities, UNIX Perl, Visual Studio Debugger Add-in. This release enables 64-bit development for SUA. development and porting of custom UNIX applications using the Windows OCI (Oracle Call Interface) and Windows ODBC libraries (‘Mixed Mode’),” added. for UNIX-based Applications_IA64.exe for UNIX-based Applications_X86.exe

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