Michael Reichenbach wrote:
> This project is really awesome. I think it`s a great chance for all
> linux based distributions to become even more successfully.
> Sure you know java runtime environment, net framework or direct x. Often
> it`s shipped on a cd with your software or you download it. Just click a
> few times to "ok, install, yes" and your`re done or there is also a
> -silent option.
> What about turning CoLinux into 'linux runtime environment'? Currently
> it`s hard to set up and no jump in solution. Why not create a version
> which runs out of the box?
> This would allow any kind of software developer, hobbyist or commercial
> developer to develop software under linux and for linux exclusively
> without porting. On windows there would be just need to install 'linux
> runtime environment'.
> CoLinux just needs better a bit better integration into windows. Like
> linking deb/rpm.
Perhaps you wish what Lina does? http://openlina.org/
I'm not concerned in Lina. I don't know about the background. I can only
answer the coLinux questions...
coLinux can not translate the windows EXE format to run under Linux or
via versa. coLinux is a VM (virtual machine). Inside the running Linux
guest OS don't know about existing Windows.
coLinux is the base VM for running every Linux. We can not provide all
in one box installation from Windows side. After you have a running
Linux in coLinux, you can use the Linux packet manager and downloading
and installing more packets (apt-get, yum, yast, ...).
Some "box" installations with coLinux as background exist.
The first was http://www.andlinux.org/
After installation you have a X11 under Windows and full integration in
may Windows style start menus. Check the screen shots ;-)
There you have one big file with contains all: coLinux, basic linux
image, network setup, Xserver, Sound, ...
http://topologilinux.com/ is a Slackware out of the box coLinux
installation (Kde, Gnome, network, sound, OpenOffice, ...)
A Debian based "full" installation with small handwork is
There exist some more specialny installtions.