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Pro Comes with bash and zsh out of the box
Babun comes with both bash and zsh out of the box. This gives both beginners and advanced users the choice of which shell to run.
Pro Extends Cygwin functionality
Babun is built on top of Cygwin, meaning that Unix or Linux applications can be compiled and run on a Windows operating system from within a Linux-like interface.
Pro Easy access to powerful zsh features through integrated oh-my-zsh
Oh-my-zsh is a dead simple configuration and management for zsh (which is a pretty powerful shell), allowing even first time users to take advantage of the most powerful features it offers.
Pro Comes with a package manager
Babun come with a package manager called Pact, which is an extremely simple yet powerful package manager similar to
yum for Linux.
Pro Decent, out-of-the-box remoting to Unix and others
256 color xterm is simple, but many programs simply do it wrong. Babun uses well-established command-line programs that do it right, and which then wrap them in a nicely themed package.
Con Cannot exit node.js programs
When trying to exit a node program using Ctrl-C, the process doesn't actually exit.
Con No tabs
Babun has no support for tabs.
Con No spinner when installing packages with gems or npm
Con Does not work with Ansible
Executing Ansible modules (which helps configure and manage computers that combine multi-node software deployment) causes errors to arise.
Con Dead project
Babun is not maintained and uses an old version of Cygwin from 2015.