React OS [Free Windows!!] and coLinux [native GNU/Linux on windows]
Wed Jan 18 20:33:30 IST 2006
Two interesting Free Software Projects for Windows users.
1. Cooperative Linux
What is coLinux *... "If Linux <http://www.colinux.org/?section=home#> runs
on every architecture, why should another operating
system<http://www.colinux.org/?section=home#>be in its way? " ...
* *Cooperative Linux* is the first working *free* and *open
* method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft
*Cooperative Linux* (short-named coLinux) is a port of the Linux
kernel<http://www.kernel.org/>that allows it to run cooperatively
alongside another operating system on a
single machine. For instance, it allows one to *freely* run Linux on Windows
2000/XP, *without* using a commercial PC virtualization software such as
VMware <http://www.vmware.com/>, in a way which is much more optimal than
using any general purpose PC virtualization
The ReactOS <http://www.reactos.org/xhtml/en/about.html>(r) project is
dedicated to making Free
everyone by providing a ground-up implementation of a Microsoft
Windows(r) XP compatible operating
ReactOS aims to achieve complete binary compatibility with both applications
and device drivers
<http://www.reactos.org/support/?page=tree&db=compdb>meant for NT and
XP operating systems, by using a similar architecture and
providing a complete and equivalent public interface.
Although Free Software advocates agree that free software operating systems
improve the state of the art by fostering competition, ReactOS has practical
benefit for others, too; ReactOS is the most complete working model of a
Windows(r) like operating system available. Consequently, working programmers
will learn a great deal by studying ReactOS source
participating in ReactOS
"GNU is the system, and Linux is the kernel."
A proud GNU user http://www.gnu.org
Me scribbles at http://www.pravi.co.nr
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