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Linux.com: Introducing coLinux

Aug 25, 2004, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Windows users who need access to the tools available with Linux while running Windows, without having access to a separate machine, have until recently had two choices: if they simply need POSIX tools, they can install Cygwin; if they need a full Linux system, they can install Linux using a virtual machine such as Cygwin. Cooperative Linux provides a third choice: now users can run Linux alongside Windows.

"Cooperative Linux, or coLinux, is similar to User Mode Linux--a port of the Linux kernel which runs as a program. coLinux consists of a kernel driver for the host system, a Windows service that launches the Linux system and translates calls from Linux devices to Windows devices, and a virtual console..."

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