The U.S. Geological Survey's Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers (Isis) is not available for Windows, yet some Windows-only software is often used in conjunction with Isis, including Esri's ArcGIS® and BAE Systems' SOCET SET®. To address this situation, I developed andIsis (from the excellent software coLinux and andLinux) to bring Isis 3.3.1 to Windows via
1) a wizard-style setup executable
2) visually seamless, hybrid virtualization of a Linux kernel
3) a feature-rich utility to communicate with the Linux shell
4) an interface for managing Isis 3
The result is a completely out-of-the-box end user experience comparable to that on any platform that natively supports Isis; the ability to call both Windows and Linux software, like Isis, from a single script; and cooperative management of system resources that is superior to traditional virtualization and perhaps even more efficient.
32-bit Alpha ETA: fall 2012
64-bit Alpha ETA: early 2013 (?)
- call both Windows and Linux software (like Isis) from a single script!
- works completely out-of-the-box!
- visually seamless, hybrid virtualization of a Linux environment
- installs effortlessly with a wizard-style setup executable
- manage Isis 3 with minimal effort via a graphical user interface
- includes a very feature-rich utility for spawning and managing Linux processes
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