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Old 04-04-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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Question Linux under windows


Is it possible 2 run linux under windows,without actually installing it.

Old 04-04-2008, 11:41 AM   #2
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first thing that comes to mind is Microsoft Virtual PC.

You can allocate part of your HD to install a Linux on it. It's not a dual boot. It shouldn't mess up your windows at all. And you can access the Linux stuff while you are running windows
Old 04-04-2008, 12:03 PM   #3
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It depends on what what really mean but you may also be interested in live cd, which is basically running the linux OS from a cd and not installing it to you HD at all unless you decide to.. If this sounds more like what your after then look for a download of linux live cd's something like PCLINUXOS or ubunto are ok...depending on your experience..

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Look at Cygwin, VMware Player/Server or Qemu - any of which would let you run Linux in a Windows environment.
Old 04-04-2008, 01:11 PM   #5
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Also VirtualBox, it's like VMware but open-source
Old 04-04-2008, 01:36 PM   #6
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I will suggest using virtual box. Before switching to Linux, I used virtualbox under windows to try out Linux. It's user-friendly.
Old 04-04-2008, 06:22 PM   #7
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I would highly recommend andLinux. It's still in beta, but from the testing i've done it seems to be fairly stable, doesn't partition your hard drive, and you don't have to boot from a LiveCD.


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