Starting PLUTOSDR

Good morning

I am starting up the PLUTO SDR. I followed the guideline and the device is active.

So far. Following the guidelines I downloaded a couple of things they appear very similar

The directory names are

libad9361-iio-master
libiio-master

They have similar names but the contents is not the same. I need an advice about the what are needed for.

Another running question is if the building or the usage is restricted on the Linux or they can be cross compiled on Windows. On the GIT it seems 
The building fails on windows.
It means I need a Linux machine or the shell is sufficient for the building?

Also the built libraries are just for Linux and for building Linux apps??
And they can run on the Linux shell??

For now I need to stream in and out some binary files...

Just a suggestion needed...

Thank You

Pietro