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    Linux Emulator on Windows


    I was wondering if there was an emulator that allowed Windows to run Linux programs. (Similar to WinE (Windows Emulator). I like to call it Line (Linux Emulator). )

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    There is Cygwin. I have never used it so can't comment on whether it's better/as good as/worse than Wine.
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    cygwin is a way to have a set of gnu and unix tools available on windows.
    I also dont use it personally, but I know it is quite usefull.

    You could also run linux in a virtual machine.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakkin View Post
    I was wondering if there was an emulator that allowed Windows to run Linux programs. (Similar to WinE (Windows Emulator). I like to call it Line (Linux Emulator). )
    LOL... Window used to claim it could run POSIX Unix binaries, but they only support CLI programs and they supported the most minimal subset of the POSIX definition. They got slammed on that so much they finally quit talking about it.

    I would say install VirtualBox or similar app and just run real Linux. You can create a share point and even cut and paste between Window and VM if you configure it right.

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