SUA impressions

A while ago, I had been advised to try SUA as part of windows. I was told it was much better than cygwin, and it is supported by Microsoft. Stuff will work, I was told.

Well, of these statements, I can say I believe “supported by Microsoft” is probably the true one.

Pulled down bonnie tarball. Tried to compile it. No luck. Pulled down IOzone tarball. Tried to compile it. No luck. Pulled down several other codes. Tried to compile them. No luck.

Are you noticing the pattern here?

Pulled down cygwin. Installed it. Pulled down codes. Compiled them. They work.

I have been making the argument for a while that Microsoft ought to really step up and support Cygwin. Pulling stuff down lets it just work.

Instead we have SUA, and my experiences above. Not impressed with SUA so far. Stuff doesn’t work.

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