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Old 09-13-2006, 04:14 AM   #1
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virtual linux console for windws???

hi i need a little help

1- is there any emulator/ Virtual console/ software for windows with which i can run/ test linux commands and verify them..

2- i m using intel 2.4GHz processor with built-in soun card (soundMax). i m not able to play the sound with that card. i m configuration window(GUI mode) when i select the test button i ca hear the test sound. but when i try to play mp3 song, the player doest gives any sound.
Old 09-13-2006, 04:27 AM   #2
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1. I don't know if this is what you mean, but you can use Putty ( to ssh into a linux box from a windows box. If you want to run a linux environment within windows, I think cygwin ( will do that for you.

2. What Linux distribution are you using? Some distros don't come with mp3 support out of the box (I know RedHat don't provide it in Fedora) due to potential legal issues. If that's the case, you'll have to install it yourself.
Old 09-13-2006, 02:07 PM   #3
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the test sound works but not mp3 means u may be using either redhat or fedora, well.. maybe there are other distros which doesn't support mp3s, i don't know. which player are you using?
anyway, you can try some of these players which play mp3:


take ur pick, you can find them at google
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Re: Virtual Linux for Windows

Look at Cygwin
Old 09-14-2006, 01:05 AM   #5
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thanx for your help guys...
yeah i m using redhat9. i m new to linux and reading "Red Hat 9" book by Bill Ball and Hoyt Duff.
i want to know that is it ok to study this book only?
i mean should i study the books of debian, slakeware or etc?
also can any1 plz give me a list of all the linux basic,intermediate and advanced commands and their description.
Old 09-14-2006, 04:36 AM   #6
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Take a look at the RUTE guide. It's good at describing commands and Linux in general:

Some might say red hat 9 is getting a little old now. Red Hat have stopped development on the Red Hat distro line, and all development for the Red Hat enterprise versions is done through Fedora. Might be worth giving fedora a go, rather than Red Hat 9. Depends of course on whether you can download Fedora (I think Fedora Core 5 is a DVD download).


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