You’re stuck on a Windows box. But you don’t want to install MinGW32? Can’t dual-boot to run Ubuntu or Debian on your Windows machine for some for that GNU happiness that
whois and all those happy apps bring with it?First of all — why haven’t you tried Wubi (pointing to Ubuntu 10.4 (Lucid Lynx)’s version here)? Ok, ok – perhaps there’s a valid reason for you not to dual-boot.
What about a VMWare image to run your own Linux box virtually, to switch over to a solid OS at some stage? (tongue firmly in cheek here – sometimes Windows machine fulfil specific requirements really well). Granted, it may be more cumersome, but if you’ve got the resources to handle it, it’s worth looking at — for VMWare Server (free) and VMWare Client just follow the links and the instructions! Will post some DIY images here soon. (Time dependent…)
In the meantime, hop on over to GnuWin32 for an instant answer to what you’re looking for! 🙂