andLinux – Run Ubuntu inside Windows

andLinux – Run Ubuntu inside Windows


andLinux is an Ubuntu system that runs seamlessly in Windows (2000, 2003, XP & Vista). It works only with 32 bit version of Windows. You can run andLinux without installing a virtual machine.
andLinux uses CoLinux as its core. CoLinux is a port of the Linux kernel to Windows. CoLinux differs itself from VMWare or Virtualbox by being more of a merger of Windows and the Linux kernel and not an emulated PC. Xming is used as X server and PulseAudio as sound server.

To start Linux applications, you may either use the XFCE Panel or you may choose to use the andLinux Launcher, which ships with andLinux. andLinux launcher consists of

  • Quicklaunch icons (e.g. for the file manager or the terminal)
  • Start menu in the system tray (next to the clock) which can be adapted to your own needs
  • Explorer shell extensions, i.e. context menu item, with which you can open a folder in the file manager / terminal or open a file with the text editor.
  • File type associations at your choice (e.g. for KOffice files, .tex / .dvi / .ps / .pdf files)
  • andCmd.exe to run linux commands from Windows scripts

Security warning: According to andLinux It is recommended to use andLinux only on single-user-PCs or in a trustworthy environment because the communication with the X-Server and the launcher is not secured, i.e., every user who can login to Windows can access andLinux.

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