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    Linux Emulator For Windows


    are there any free linux emulators for windows?

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    Re: Linux Emulator For Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    are there any free linux emulators for windows?
    this is a common thread, of which is ok but it is also a misunderstood thread so just to clarrify what exactly do you want?
    you have windows and you want to emulate linux on it or
    you have linux and you want to emulate windows.

    VMware works either way, but it is not free. It does work good.
    If you have windows cygwin is a pretty good command line linux that works in a window on windows. If you do a full install you can get windowmaker manager to run in it.
    Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
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    vmware

    try vmware ,it is a virtual machine s/wit is not an emulator but u can
    run linux on windows without having to switch between linux and windows

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    Well I need something that is free and is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    Well I need something that is free and is good.
    You're going to need to be more specific. You never answered the original question that adrenaline asked: Do you have windows and want to emulate Linux, or do you have Linux and want to emulate Windows?
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    I have windows and I want to emulate linux on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    I have windows and I want to emulate linux on it
    In that case I'd recommend what adrenaline mentioned, Cygwin. It's free and will give you both a command-line and a GUI environment (the GUI takes more work though).
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    Besides cgwyn, which isn't an emulator, you can try Topologilinux.
    Check out my review of it here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/news/article-27314.html

    If you're just looking to give Linux a test run w/out installing it, there's several LiveCDs you can choose from. They run from RAM, so they won't affect your system at all.
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    Well can you get Topologilinux for free, if not then I 'll try cygwin Also can cygwin run linux programs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    I have windows and I want to emulate linux on it
    You can do this by simply running an .exe program that will launch Damn Small Linux within a windows' window. Then you will see your linux booting inside windows, and you will have the full DSL OS available to you without rebooting Windows. (That's sounds like too many "windows" to me but if this is what you need )
    Check this out ==> http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/usb-qemu.html
    Note that you'll need a rather recent PC if you want this to run at a decent speed.

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