"Linux on Windows refers to running the Linux open source
operating system or native Linux applications on Windows
"There are two general options for running Linux on Windows. One
option is running Linux in a virtualized environment, while a
second option is to run a version of the Linux kernel that has been
ported to run on Windows. An example of the latter is andLinux,
which uses the Cooperative Linux (coLinux) port of the Linux kernel
to enable andLinux to freely run on Windows."