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Thread: Run Linux on top of windows, without a virtual machine

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    Aug 2007

    Default Run Linux on top of windows, without a virtual machine

    This looks very interesting, I've used XMing before and very useful but this takes it to the next level but I would not expect less from the GP2x community, {have a look into the Open2x it's fully custom firmware build by some of the people on the GP2x community}

    All we need now is some Slax Guru is get it ported from Ububtu to Slax , if that is even possible...

    andLinux is a complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows 2000 based systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista [32-bit only]). This project was started for Dynamism for the GP2X community, but its userbase far exceeds its original design. andLinux is free and will remain so, but donations are greatly needed.

    andLinux uses CoLinux as its core which is confusing for many people. CoLinux is a port of the Linux kernel to Windows. Although this technology is like VMware or Virtual PC, CoLinux differs itself by being more of a merger of Windows and the Linux kernel and not an emulated PC, making it more efficient. Xming is used as X server and PulseAudio as sound server.

    andLinux is not just for development and runs almost all Linux applications without modification.

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    Mar 2007


    That looks interesting. Downloading the XFCE version now. I've heard of the project however I didn't know they were so far along.

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    Moderator KMDave's Avatar
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    Finally had some time to check it out.

    I like the features, especially that I can redirect X applications from servers to my windows machine now. A console without the need to boot up a VMWare image is also great if one just needs to perform some quick tasks. And it is not that CPU intense.

    No license costs like you have using Exceed.

    Thanks for sharing the info.

    Edit: Just checking out the CoLinux homepage. I might try to make a CoLinux version of BackTrack and share it. Or did I miss something that it is not allowed for any reason?
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    Just burned his ISO
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    Dec 2006


    That looks really cool, will have to check that out, thanks.

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    Just burned their ISO alienstargate's Avatar
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    KMDave any luck on the backtrack integration?

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