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Old 03-31-2008, 03:26 AM   #1
jahanzeb1982
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linux softwares on windows


hi,
can i run linux softwares in windows.

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Old 03-31-2008, 03:46 AM   #2
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Some software have Windows-ports such as vim and emacs. You can also use Cygwin to run linux applications.
 
Old 03-31-2008, 04:00 AM   #3
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If you have the memory to spare, you could run CoLinux. That would let you run both Windows and Linux applications under Windows, without the additional delay associated with virtual machines such as VMware.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperative_Linux

However, I'd normally think about getting a windows port of the application. In some cases the windows port has more features and a better GUI that the native application because they're targeting a audience with different expectations.
 
  


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