Run Linux in Windows: Not WUBI.. Interesting maybe

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    Not WUBI
    Not exactly virtualised..ie not vmware or others..

    http://www.andlinux.org/

    I'm not sure whether this is the best of both or some sad hybrid, but definitely intriguing. Too bad it;s not ported to PCLOS or ...
    Has been getting some press..mostly, .de, but a good little write up on Linux.com there:
    http://www.andlinux.org/wiki/index.php5?title=Press_Review

    vids:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=QnSgBHtDTIo
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=nULDHPCm9p4&feature=related

    simple google:
    http://www.google.com/search?btnG=Google Search&q=andlinux

    Intriguing?
    PS: see repeated warnings re 'beta' status.
    See Linux.com comments re security.
    I know this is not the only app to do this but maybe better realised than others so far.
    Regards
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Not bad, although I don't think this is a good idea. For one, the user miss the real thrill of using Linux. Two, they don't understand how things work.

    Personally, I think separate OSs should be separate - virtualized one on top of another or truly genuinely running in parallel. This allows users to better understand the networking + hardware aspects of running separate OSs.

    For example, the thril of genuine installation.

    Regardless, it's a cool concept and I'll definitely be testing it soon. Just too busy with LPIC-2 and writing the book. 400 pages so far...

    Mrk
     
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  4. Longboard

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    oops : double thread: sorry. Mods could close this one?
     
  5. Trespasser

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    I might have been slightly interested in this but they don't have a Gnome version. :(. Besides I agree with what someone said that people will never learn true Linux like this.

    Later....
     
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