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Running Linux Under Windows

Apr 20, 2009, 20:16 (0 Talkback[s])
"This article is not intended to be an exhaustive survey of the different ways of running Linux under Windows, but instead represents eight of the best ways of concurrently running the two operating systems without additional charge. Other software which could be used includes Bochs, Topologilinux, Fedora coLinux, and coSARA, but we consider they are not the best options available. Another way of running the two operating systems at the same time is to use remote desktop software, such as NX client, or VNC, and run graphical applications remotely on a Linux server, while being displayed on the local Windows desktop. Of course, this approach has many disadvantages, the least of which it is unlikely to be a free solution.

"Virtualization is the current boom in the software field. Each virtual machine has its own share of CPU, memory, network interfaces etc which is isolated from other virtual machines. This article selects the best no-charge virtualization software.

"So, let's explore the eight applications at hand. For each Windows application we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with links to relevant resources and reviews. We whittle these eight software packages down to the best four in the final thoughts page."

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