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Old 03-21-2013, 05:24 AM   #1
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Linux on windows


Hi all

How can I exercise LINUX commands under WINDOWS XP ?

Is there any software tool tha can help me do just that ?

Maybe a simulator ?

Thanks
Elico
 
Old 03-21-2013, 05:30 AM   #2
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Try VirtualBox to get started.

https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rc...44158598,d.bmk
 
Old 03-21-2013, 06:08 AM   #3
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You can install Cygwin on Windows for Linux environment (see here)

Or, on the other hand, if you want complete Linux environment in Windows, then it's better to first install some VM (either VMware or Wirtual Box) and then download and install your desired Linux distro in it. It's a recommended option than Cygwin.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 06:55 AM   #4
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you can use putty server software for practice linux in windows. But we need access from administrator or another system with was installed with linux os.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 08:21 AM   #5
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Hi all

How can I exercise LINUX commands under WINDOWS XP ?

Is there any software tool tha can help me do just that ?

Maybe a simulator ?

Thanks
Elico
You know your best bet is to try out WUBI, The Ubuntu windows installer. It installs Ubuntu linux on your PC, and keeps your window system. If you don't like the install, you can uninstall it! Just like a windows app!
 
Old 03-21-2013, 11:53 AM   #6
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Going strictly by the actual words used by OP, i'd second a vote for cygwin.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 12:18 PM   #7
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You can also download and installed AT&T's UWIN which is free and was created by Dave Korn. Only odd thing about it is that it supplies nvi instead of vi.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 12:19 PM   #8
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Or MinGW + Msys.

Last edited by brianL; 03-21-2013 at 12:20 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 03:39 PM   #9
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On XP
Mingw using Msys

install to
C:\\GnuWin32/MinGW
C:\\GnuWin32/MSys
and configure the text files in Mingw to point to C:\\GnuWin32/MinGW/bin &/lib &/include and not the old C:\\prog~1/"programName"
 
Old 03-21-2013, 04:09 PM   #10
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The most easy way I know of is this.
You can run a few linux choices in a browser online.
http://jpc.sourceforge.net/demos_linuxdemos.html
If you want you could set it up offline.


Microsoft offers a Services for Unix package that allows quite a few posix commands. Not really good for learning.

There used to be a company that wrote dos based unix commands to learn linux with also. I forget that company name. They offered it with a book for free.

Slackware still offers a very old Zipslack for easy testing but you would have to run it in a vm as XP won't allow umsdos anymore I think.

Any of the ideas above should work.

Also you have ways to run a usb flash drive or a cd or even a floppy that has linux.

You can even boot off the internet to a linux OS run in memory at www.netboot.me Someone still offers a mirror to boot.kernel.org for the old fedora net boot.

There may still be some other ways to try.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
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On XP
Mingw using Msys

install to
C:\\GnuWin32/MinGW
C:\\GnuWin32/MSys
and configure the text files in Mingw to point to C:\\GnuWin32/MinGW/bin &/lib &/include and not the old C:\\prog~1/"programName"
No. It's a while since I used it (no Windows now), but the MinGW installer puts it in C:\MinGW, with msys in C:\MinGW\msys. GnuWin32 is a different project, but compatible with MinGW.
 
  


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