Getting started

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 components: