I’m totally new to Linux.
Just tried to install node and npm under Cygwin on my WinXP work machine. Node did install, but npm gives me errors. I cannot insert a screenshot here, but it looks identical to what edlongman reported in a comment near the bottom of https://gist.github.com/579814#comments page.
It sarts from
ECONNREFUSED, Could not contact DNS servers and then displays a bunch of errors and fails to install mpm.
curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | npm_install=rc sh, but this just reports
gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file.
isaacs then commeneted that, “But, really, the best answer is to either wait for a native windows port of node, or use use something like VMWare or VirtualBox to run an Ubuntu virtual machine.”
I have LinuxMint running under VMware virtual machine at home, but I was hoping to play with CoffeeScript on both home and work machines with Cygwin. In case we wanted to use CoffeeScript for actual development, it would be hard to impossible to convince my manager and coworkers to install Linux under virtual machine just for this purpose…