Linux on Windows refers to running the Linux open source operating system or native Linux applications on Windows computers.
There are two general options for running Linux on Windows. One option is running Linux in a virtualized environment, while a second option is to run a version of the Linux kernel that has been ported to run on Windows. An example of the latter is andLinux, which uses the Cooperative Linux (coLinux) port of the Linux kernel to enable andLinux to freely run on Windows.
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- Gentoo Linux
A free operating system based on either Linux or FreeBSD that’s optimized and customized to efficiently operate in server, workstation, desktop and gaming environments. Pronounced as it appears (“gen-too”), Gentoo takes its name from the Gentoo penguin, which is the fastest swimming species of penguins. At the heart of Gentoo is a unique software distribution […]
- Linux server
A Linux server is a high-powered variant of the Linux open source operating system that’s designed to handle the more demanding needs of business applications such as network and system administration, database management and Web services. Linux servers are frequently selected over other server operating systems for their stability, security and flexibility advantages. Leading Linux […]
Audacity is the name of a popular open source multilingual audio editor and recorder software that is used to record and edit sounds. It is free and works on Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Audacity can be used to perform a number of audio editing and recording tasks such as making […]
- Linux laptop
A laptop that runs a variant of the Linux open source operating system such as Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, Red Hat or Mandriva. While a Linux laptop can be purchased with Linux already preinstalled, in many cases a user will need to purchase a laptop that doesn’t have an operating system preinstalled or a laptop with […]
- Linux Virtualization
Linux virtualization refers to running one or more virtual machines on a physical computer that’s operated by the Linux open source operating system. Linux virtualization can be used for isolating specific apps, programming code or even an operating system itself, as well as for security and performance testing purposes. Powerful computers and hardware have made […]