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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Not seeing the point
by Delgarde on Tue 6th Sep 2011 22:39 UTC
Delgarde
Member since:
2008-08-19

Nice trick, but does it have real-world use? I can't think of any piece of Linux software that I'd like to run on Windows, and doesn't already have a native Windows port. The article uses Firefox as an example, while their website uses the KOffice suite and a few other KDE apps - all of which already run natively on Windows.

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RE: Not seeing the point
by jack_perry on Wed 7th Sep 2011 00:12 in reply to "Not seeing the point"
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

Some important Linux programs don't work as well natively on Windows as on Linux, and some run only through a virtual machine. The Sage computer algebra system is an example.

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RE: Not seeing the point
by FunkyELF on Wed 7th Sep 2011 18:22 in reply to "Not seeing the point"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

They have a screenshot showing that Perl performance through AndLinux is better than native Perl on Windows and better than on Linux through a virtual machine.

Last I checked, it may be different now, but Git support on Windows wasn't that great.

For some reason, I like using the NEdit text editor which has no Windows port.

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