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Run Windows and Linux without virtualization

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 216.99.38.104] on April 15, 2008 06:20 PM
I use to be a windows xp user...then I made the jump to Linux and love it. Although I would not go back to windows, I still need some programs that are not available (yet) for linux, and need to run WINE or VMware to get them up and running. Right now, there seems a need to fill in the gaps that new Linux users are missing from the windows world and that is why such programs like wine & vmware exist. I guess that the goal of "andlinux" seems to be merging that gap. I like the idea a bit for everyday practices and running os (since Winxp is the "master" Os in this case), but for introducing Linux to a windows user is not a bad thing. The only issue I can see with this is that Windows users using andlinux would get comfortable with it and not make the full jump like I did.I think that Linux is becoming stronger and stronger in popularity, and software developpers, including ADBE etc, will eventually offer their products to respond to a growing demand of new linux users. Then, and only then, projects like andlinux etc will unfortunately die.

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