Cygwin is a large collection of GNU and Open Source tools which provide functionality similar to a Linux distribution on Windows.
On the setup you are given the option to install the tools you will be needing.
You must install lynx then, so you can later use apt-cyg.
And install all the packages you think you might need, otherwise your other options to install packages is by running once again the setup application or installing apt-cyg as described in this thread
By default the root directory
/ will be located in
Installing packages with cyg-apt
On cygnwin you can use the apt-cyg to install packages
How to install apt-cyg:
Once the process is terminated you can install applications by running the apt-cyg from you ~:
apt-cyg install package
apt-cyg install nano apt-cyg install figlet