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Old 05-24-2004, 02:55 PM   #1
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A Linux dist that will run Linux under Windows like a program

I'm very interested in starting into Linux, and have been for awhile - ever since I had Mac OS X and I was playing with the Unix Terminal. So, I've been searching for a Linux Dist that will run Linux under Windoze like a program, or at least like the Unix Terminal in Mac OS X.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Cygwin - or buy VmWare and install any distro under Windows (or Windows on Linux).
Old 05-24-2004, 03:05 PM   #3
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Thanks so much!
Old 05-24-2004, 03:08 PM   #4
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Welcome to LQ. Your best bet is to start off with something like Knoppix, which you can get here: Knoppix offers what's called a Live Evaluation copy, which basically is an entire Linux installation on a bootable CD.

Burn the image to a CD, then just reboot (with the Knoppix CD in the drive and your BIOS set to check the CD before the hard drive, of course.) You'll be running a full blown Linux installation and it won't affect your existing Windows system because nothing will be written to disk (it operates entirely in memory, but functionally there's no difference). Once you get more comfortable with Linux, you can set up your PC as a dual boot system, or as 100% Linux. -- J.W.
Old 05-24-2004, 06:43 PM   #5
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Yes knoppix or some other live cd, like Mandrake Move or something.

However if you insist on having it run as a program in Windows, I must recomend Virtual PC 2004 as it is MS stuff and works wonderfully under windows.

But a live cd is a much better choice if you ask me


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