Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Sep 2011 21:32 UTC, submitted by rhyder
Linux "andLinux is a Linux distro with a difference. It's based on a port of the the Linux kernel to Windows coupled with an X server and other software. In short, it allows you to run Linux software seamlessly on the Windows desktop without recompiling it or using a virtual machine."
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RE: Cygwin
by Jondice on Wed 7th Sep 2011 19:38 UTC in reply to "Cygwin"
Jondice
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That may be fine for you and I do enjoy cygwin, but there is a place for andLinux/coLinux, as Jack Perry pointed out. Some things, particularly SAGE (which is a lot of things all in one) are pretty difficult to port to any platform (including Cygwin).

As someone else pointed out, there may be actual improvements in performance as well.

Sadly, coLinux has only worked in 32bit windows installations for quite some time. I haven't followed the project enough to know when or if this will change.

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