Cygwin as previously suggested gets you linux like functionality within
windows and from what I've seen it is a reasonably good solution, although
I've not personally used it. This doesnt' actually allow you to install
your favourite linux distribution however.
If you want a real virtual machine that allows you to install anything you
might want to look at something like VMware. It's not free in any sense of
the word but it works really well and allows you to play with a lot more
than just linux. You can download a 30 day evaluation copy from their
On Fri, 26 Sep 2003, David Nicholls wrote:
I have a question as a follow on from my mandrake
one... Is there any
distro that can be installed into an image within windows and then run
like an emulator I guess.
Ie run it and it opens up the image of a linux drive from within
windows, you have your filesystem/partitions created etc. all within the
Hope this makes sense.
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