If you are a Windows user and wants to have an idea of how Linux functions without making drastic changes to your system, you should know that there is a simple solution that allows you to run Linux inside a Microsoft operating system without the need to format/create a partition, or installing a virtualization software.
When installing a Linux OS on your computer, you will be exposed to two operating systems at boot screen (dual boot), and you can only select one OS to run at a time (Linux or Windows). Also, if you want to virtualize a Linux distribution inside Windows, you will realize that a virtual machine is in fact limited in performance, and sometimes the virtual machine becomes overloaded and slow.
To be able to use Linux and Windows simultaneously, I recommend that you give andLinux a try. AndLinux is an OS based on Ubuntu that can be installed in the following Windows systems:
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP
- Windows 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7 (32bit)
What's good in andLinux is that it can be installed and run in Windows like any other program installed on your computer. AndLinux also allows to port the Linux kernel to Windows with the help of the coLinux software.
AndLinux is available in two versions:
- KDE version
- XFCE version
After installing andLinux, you can set it to start automatically at Windows startup, or you can start it manually by clicking its icon located in the system tray. To download andLinux, click the button given below: