# Sage 5.9 natively on Windows

Sage 5.9 should compile natively on Windows (with Cygwin), but I am still having problems, even with rebasing (http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/wi...). Are there any plans to provide binaries for Windows+Cygwin? Is there a technical reason why the download page recommends using the virtual machine instead (which I suppose is slower, isn't it?)?

Thanks! Michael

By the way, we'd love to hear what your problems are (beyond rebasing) at [Trac 6743](http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/ticket/6743), which though closed has not been "officially" merged in Sage yet. It's conceivable there is something which was missed.