Windows Services for UNIX components provide interoperability
between Windows 2000 and UNIX platforms. You can use Windows
Services for UNIX to manage and conduct activities and tasks on
both platforms and to share information between them. This includes
sharing files, centralizing and managing passwords and groups, and
conducting character-based terminal sessions. In addition, Windows
Services for UNIX includes Interix, a complete, high-performance
UNIX environment that provides two command shells (C and Korn),
over 350 commands and utilities (such as the vi editor and
Perl), and a complete set of development tools and libraries for
porting your UNIX-based applications to the Interix subsystem.
Windows Services for UNIX consists of the following
Base utilities, including common Windows utilities; UNIX
utilities; X-Windows utilities, X11R5 window managers, terminal
emulators, and graphic programs; Cron service;
and Telnet Client. Installing this component also
installs the Interix subsystem. For more information see Interix overview.
Installing this component also installs the base utilities.
Interix GNU components
Interix GNU utilities. Interix utilities distributed under the
terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) that supplement the
base utilities. Installing this component also installs the base
Interix GNU Software Development Kit (SDK). Interix SDK tools
distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL)
that supplement the Interix SDK. Installing this component also
installs the GNU utilities and the Interix SDK.