For those people who are curious about “Linux”, Cygwin/X is a great way to experience GNU without losing their current Windows setup, leaving Windows to boot another OS or sharing their RAM with a virtual machine. It’s also great at work for GNU users if they have the freedom to use Cygwin1 at work. It gives new users a chance to use the command line in ways that cmd.exe doesn’t support, and it gives a chance to explore a GNU filesystem. There are a whole lot of the same software packages available for Cygwin/X and Cygwin Ports: Emacs, GIMP,
Inkscape, Calligra (won’t open for me), etc, so these applications can be integrated with a libre software environment—opening and saving files to and from the home directory, updating them all at once with setup.exe or apt-cyg, and so forth.
1 pronounced “sig-win”, named after the constellation Cygnus since it had the letters g-n-u
I figured out a quick and simple script:
I found the Tux work at https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/wiki/File:Tux-shaded.svg / CC BY-SA 3.0, and the gnu was from CRW_5073.jpg / / CC BY-SA 2.0.
Here’s a smaller version:
I would include the SVG files, but I can’t get Tux to show up on another computer because it was apparently linked instead of embedded. I followed these instructions to embed images that were previously linked, and Inkscape mentioned it needed an updated python-lxml which wasn’t installed but is a package provided by my distribution (so a quick and easy install).
Also, I had to simplify the nodes on the smaller ones because their filesizes were just as big as the largest (4.9MiB)! I got them down to 1.5MiB (Simplify is on the Path menu, and you have to select the objects to be simplified before simplifying).