andLinux: Run Linux natively in Windows

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  1. markymoo

    markymoo Registered Member

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    andLinux is a complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows 2000 based systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista; 32-bit versions only).

    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 a bit like running Linux in a virtual machine, coLinux differs itself by being more of a merger of Windows and the Linux kernel and not an emulated PC, making it more efficient.

    http://www.andlinux.org/index.php
     
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  2. Beto

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    This I have to try :sounds almost to good to be true.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Looks crazy ... but not a bad idea.
    I'll check it out.
    Mrk
     
  4. InVitroVeritas

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    Hi,

    I have been passively testing it over the last fortnight, that is, while not running benchmarks or advanced tests (which I honestly wouldn't dare yet with my still limited linux knowledge), so far it's pretty useful for me to test some linux video and/or subtitle softwares inside windows.

    I have to say that it works well and actually shows smoother performances than any light linux under virtual machine that I had tried so before.
     
  5. sukarof

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    Is it like Wubi? If it can run the latest ubuntu with the Cube n stuff it would be cool.
    Will try.
     
  6. zapjb

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    I don't see the point.

    LiveCD seems a better solution.
     
  7. Meriadoc

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    Been using colinux for a couple weeks. It works in ring 0 by constantly switching between host and colinux, some neat software. Users may like the idea of working in Windows and surfing in Linux.
     
  8. InVitroVeritas

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    Meriadoc beats me in giving you an exemple. Besides surfing, the point is just similar to using a VM-linux : among other things it allows one to use windows AND linux softwares in the same session, without a reboot. With LiveCD that's not so easy.

    And as for the differences over a full linux Virtual Machine : slightly faster, simpler to configure.

    Also, I found AndLinux allowed me at least to run some cygwin reluctant applications on my windows machine, and without far less tweakings.
     
  9. Pedro

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    The alternative is: VirtualBox, with seamless integration.
    Just select Machine - Seamless Mode, or press the Host key + L.

    Done :)
     
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