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So much interest exists in the UNIX related operating systems, including UNIX, LINUX, and BSD, that we think a special page devoted to these systems is in order. Below we've included various flavors of the operating system, some of which will run under Windows (or at least won't interfere with your Windows installation). These should be a good start in your exploration of the 'NIX systems. We've also included a number of Linux shells and other tools for you. However, you should take what's offered here as only a brief introduction.

ANDLINUX..........Run Linux natively inside Windows. andLinux is a complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows based 32-bit systems. andLinux is not just for development and runs almost all Linux applications without modification.....(free).....GO THERE!

APPLE - BOOT CAMP..........Install and run the Windows XP operating system on your Mac. You can download a public beta today .....(free).....GO THERE!

BIG SLACK..........Another Slackware Linux build that'll run on a Windows partition. Designed to be installed to a FAT filesystem, without the need to repartition your drive to get the benefits of running Slackware Linux. BigSlack includes the majority of a full Slackware install - including a preconfigured X Windows setup and GNOME, requiring about 850 megs of free space. BigSlack is ideal for people who have the hard drive space to spare, are looking to try out a full Slackware Linux installation, but do not want to repartition their hard drive.....(free).....GO THERE!

BOOT PART.......... BootPart is an easy tool for adding one partition in the Windows NT multi boot menu (for example, an OS/2 boot manager or Linux partition). Your active partition on your first hard disk must be a FAT16 primary partition. This can be a small partition. Bootpart 2.20 is compatible with Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.....(free).....GO THERE!

BOOTABLE MOVIES ON CD..........Create a CD or DVD image that contains: Video files—You can put as much video content as will fit on the bootable CD or DVD. You can also add music files (MP3 and Ogg Vorbis are supported) or other types of content that can be played by the MPlayer media player included with eMoviX. eMoviX—This micro Linux distribution is geared specifically for playing movies. It doesn't contain much more than a mini Linux distribution (created using User-Mode Linux and Debian packages) and MPlayer (to play the movies). All the software uses only about 10MB of the disk space on the CD.....(free).....GO THERE!

BOOTABLE USB KEYS.......... This document describes how to create a bootable USB key, what the differences are and why some machines only boot on some of the keys around, but not all.....(free).....GO THERE!

COLINUX..........Method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft Windows natively. More generally, Cooperative Linux (short-named coLinux) is a port of the Linux kernel that allows it to run cooperatively alongside another operating system on a single machine. For instance, it allows one to freely run Linux on Windows 2000/XP, without using a commercial PC virtualization software such as VMware, in a way which is much more optimal than using any general purpose PC virtualization software.....(free).....GO THERE!

COMPLETE FREE BSD..........Complete book, The Complete FreeBSD. FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium and Athlon), amd64 compatible (including Opteron, Athlon 64, and EM64T), Alpha/AXP, IA-64, PC-98 and UltraSPARC architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley.....(free).....GO THERE!

COOPERATIVE LINUX.......... Method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft Windows natively, free and open source. More generally, Cooperative Linux (short-named coLinux) is a port of the Linux kernel that allows it to run cooperatively alongside another operating system on a single machine. For instance, it allows one to freely run Linux on Windows 2000/XP, without using a commercial PC virtualization software such as VMware, in a way which is much more optimal than using any general purpose PC virtualization software.....(free).....GO THERE!

CORE.......... Core is designed and constructed around one simple philosophy: to be the absolute minimum of what is required for a Linux operating system. Core is designed to be the basis for a larger, more complete operating system constructed by the end user. It contains only what is necessary to boot into Linux and download, compile and install other software packages. Core was born of frustration with the current crop of Linux distributions which attempt to meet the needs of every possible Linux user. In doing so, they are loaded with extraneous garbage which not only annoys, but also limits the power user. Core is a revolt against this style of distribution in favor of a simple, infinitely configurable, minimalist form.....(free).....GO THERE!

CYGWIN..........Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows. It consists of two parts: A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux emulation layer providing substantial Linux API functionality. A collection of tools, which provide Linux look and feel....(free).....GO THERE!

DAMN SMALL LINUX..........DSL is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution. Damn Small is small enough and smart enough to do the following things: Boot from a business card CD as a live linux distribution (LiveCD), Boot from a USB pen drive, Boot from within a host operating system (that's right, it can run *inside* Windows), Run very nicely from an IDE Compact Flash drive via a method we call "frugal install," Transform into a Debian OS with a traditional hard drive install, Run light enough to power a 486DX with 16MB of Ram, Run fully in RAM with as little as 128MB (you will be amazed at how fast your computer can be!), Modularly grow -- DSL is highly extendable without the need to customize.....(free).....GO THERE!

DUAL-BOOTING VISTA AND LINUX..........On XP and earlier Windows PCs, making Windows and Linux live together was almost automatic. Any of the major distributions made it easy. With Vista, things have changed. Microsoft has deep-sixed its old boot.ini bootloader in favor of a new bootloader .....(free).....GO THERE!

EASY BCD.......... For tweaking the new Windows Vista bootloader. With EasyBCD, almost anything is possible. Setting up and configuring Windows boot entries is simple, and there is no easier way to quickly boot right into Linux, Mac OS X, or BSD straight from the Windows Vista bootloader - on the fly, no expert knowledge needed......(free).....GO THERE!

ESSENTIALS, 2006 EDITION.......... One man's view of essential Linux utilities.....(free).....GO THERE!

FREE BSD LIVE CD..........Live CD featuring the legendary BSD operating system (upon which OSX is based. Can be run straight from CD, no matter what OS you have installed on your hard drive.....(free).....GO THERE!

FREE OS ZOO PROJECT..........Run several Operating Systems on a single computer. FreeOSZoo provides ready-to-run images of virtual computers, pre-installed with a Free Operating System and a set of popular free software. To get started, you only need to install QEMU and download a single file from the FreeOSZoo project.....(free).....GO THERE!

GAG..........GAG (initials, in spanish, of Graphical Boot Manager) is a Boot Manager program. It's loaded when the computer is turned on and allows you to choose the operating system you want to use. Its main features are: Allows boot of up to 9 different operating systems. It can boot operating systems installed in primary and extended partitions on any available hard disk. Can be installed from nearly all operating systems. GAG doesn't need its own partition. It installs itself in the first track of the hard disk, wich is reserved for these kinds of programs. It can also be installed on a floppy disk, without using the hard disk. .....(free).....GO THERE!

GIVE AN OLD LAPTOP NEW LIFE..........Like a famed race horse or a classic book, you don't just throw away a laptop because it's banged up a little. Even if it seems outdated and underpowered, most any laptop is still small, quiet, and relatively low on power consumption, making it a seriously valuable spare to keep handy—even without a working screen. With some free software, a little know-how, and some creative thinking about your home network, nearly any old laptop can find its second wind .....(free).....GO THERE!

GNEWSENSE..........Run popular Ubantu Linux as a live cd, no matter what OS you run on your system. Free software GNU-Linux distribution based on the Ubuntu and Debian distributions. User has access to all the sources for all software on the system. This includes everything from the heart of the kernel through to the everyday desktop applications. A completely free distribution - one without non-free kernel binary blobs or any other non-free software. Available for immediate download in LiveCD ISO format along with a version of the Ubiquity graphical installer.....(free).....GO THERE!

GNU UTILITIES FOR WIN32..........Native Win32 ports of some GNU utilities, created for the GNU-Linux OS, now usable in Windows. Includes bc-1.05, bison-1.28, bzip2-1.0.2, diffutils-2.7, fileutils-3.16, findutils-4.1, flex-2.5.4, gawk-3.1.0, grep-2.4.2, gsar110, gzip-1.2.4, indent-2.2.9, jwhois-2.4.1, less-340, m4-1.4, make-3.78.1, patch-2.5, recode-3.6, rman-3.0.7, sed-3.02, shellutils-1.9.4, tar-1.12, textutils-2.1, unrar-3.00, wget-1.8.2, which-2.4 .....(free).....GO THERE!

GOOGLE GADGETS FOR LINUX..........Google Gadgets for Linux provides a platform for running desktop gadgets under Linux, catering to the unique needs of Linux users. We are compatible with the gadgets written for Google Desktop for Windows as well as the Universal Gadgets on iGoogle. Following Linux norms, this project will be open-sourced, under the Apache License .....(free).....GO THERE!

GOS..........A Linux build that fully integrates Google. In the words of the developers, "Our idea is to be a simple, user friendly, beautiful desktop for normal people. Out of the box, just works! We're creating an OS ecosystem that is complete. We come with all the software you need to browse the web, email, instant message... play movies, music, and connect to iPods... create and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, images... out of the box. Plug and play! We recommend Google for just about everything... Gmail, Gtalk, Calendar, Maps, Docs and spreadsheets, and more. We'd like to welcome you to the idea that Google already is your operating system."......(free).....GO THERE!

GPARTED LIVE CD..........GParted is an industrial-strength package for creating, destroying, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the filesystems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition with another (disk imaging). The power and simplicity of GParted on a biz-card size LiveCD. The CD aims to be fast, small in size (~50mb), and use minimal resources to get that disk partitioned the way you want it. GParted LiveCD uses Xorg, the lightweight Fluxbox window manager, and the latest 2.6 Linux Kernel.....(free).....GO THERE!

GRAPHICAL BOOT MANAGER.......... GAG (initials, in spanish, of Graphical Boot Manager) is a Boot Manager program. It's loaded when the computer is turned on and allows you to choose the operating system you want to use. Allows boot of up to 9 different operating systems.....(free).....GO THERE!

HARDENING LINUX..........Linux is an enterprise-grade operating system and is capable of the utmost security. However, many installations fall short because the out-of-the-box setup routines have to cater for the lowest common denominator .....(free).....GO THERE!

INSTALL ANYTHING IN UBUNTU..........Having problems installing something on your new Ubuntu operating system? "Where's the EXE?", "Where do I need to extract this to?", "How do I run it?", "Where did it go?" - have you been thinking questions like these? Don't worry, installing software, themes and other things on Ubuntu is actually very easy! This guide will help you understand with screenshots, instructional videos and to-the-point language .....(free).....GO THERE!

INSTALL APPLE LEOPARD OS ON YOUR PC.......... Install Leopard on a PC. No Mac necessary......(free).....GO THERE!

INSTALL LINUX ON A USB DRIVE..........There are so many reasons why having a Linux distribution on a usb drive can come in handy. No matter what OS is on your machine, you can use your USB drive to boot into Linux without effort. From having a rescue OS on your keyring to being able to install a new distribution on your EeePC, a “thumb drive” Linux has many uses. But getting Linux onto a usb drive can’t be simple. Right? Wrong .....(free).....GO THERE!

KNOPPIX..........Live Linux Filesystem you download and burn to CD. This is perfect if you have another OS, like Windows, as your main system. KNOPPIX is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it.....(free).....GO THERE!

LAZY LINUX: 10 ESSENTIAL TRICKS FOR ADMINS.......... Learn these 10 tricks and you'll be the most powerful Linux systems administrator in the universe...well, maybe not the universe, but you will need these tips to play in the big leagues. Learn about SSH tunnels, VNC, password recovery, console spying, and more. Examples accompany each trick, so you can duplicate them on your own systems.....(free).....GO THERE!

LINA..........With LINA, applications written for Linux run with native look and feel on Windows, Mac OS X and UNIX operating systems. Prerelease source code only .....(free).....GO THERE!

LINUX DISTRO TIMELINE..........A chart, of interest .....(free).....GO THERE!

LINUX MOBILE SYSTEM.......... Linux Mobile System is a full Linux system within a USB Flash Memory Drive. This system will be able to boot from any i386 based PC, so we can run a lot of utilities: network diagnostic, disk diagnostic, administration terminal, etcetera.....(free).....GO THERE!

LINUX READER FOR WINDOWS ..........Get safe and quick access to alternative file systems. DiskInternals Linux Reader is a new easy way to do this. This program plays the role of a bridge between your Windows and Ext2/Ext3 Linux file systems. This easy-to-use tool runs under Windows and allows you to browse Ext2/Ext3 Linux file systems and extract files from there.....(free).....GO THERE!

LOOP LINUX..........This is a way to install and run the linux operating system from a dos/win9x system, i.e. msdos, pcdos, drdos, & win9x in dos mode. It can use the linux ext2, ext3, reiserfs, xfs, jfs, or umsdos filesystem, if the kernel supports it. With the loop or umsdos version of the linux system there's no need to repartition, the linux system will just be a file or directory on your current dos/win9x system, and act like it was on its own partition.....(free).....GO THERE!

MAC-WINDOWS INTEROPERABILITY..........Mac OS and Windows can work together in harmony on the same home network, sharing files and printers, mounting one another's drives and using the same equipment, like wireless routers and USB drives. If you're considering a mixed Mac/PC home or office, here's a primer on how the two systems inter-operate (and the few instances when they don't.) .....(free).....GO THERE!

MAKING WINDOWS USABLE FOR OLD LINUX FARTS..........According to the author, "I've been using Linux almost exclusively on my laptops since 1999. I've now (September 2004) bought a new laptop and decided to give Windows another try. On this page I'll assemble some information I've gathered which helped me to make Windows more usable for me. The main reason for its existence is that I can refer to it should I ever have to reinstall the OS. But if someone else thinks the stuff here is useful, he/she is invited to use it".....(free).....GO THERE!

METISSE LIVE CD..........Live CD which can be booted even on a Windows system delivers Mandriva One Linux along with the fabulous Metisse 3D front end. Our link is to and its article explaining Metisee, with links leading to the download.....(free).....GO THERE!

MINI UNIX DISTROS.......... Page linking to a number of Mini Unix Distributions which you can run from floppies without disturbing your Windows system, including Trinux (2 floppies), tomsrtbt (1 floppy), pocket linux (1 floppy), floppix (1 floppy), LEM (8 meg incl xwin), PicoBSD mini freeBSD (1 floppy), mulinux (2 floppies), Minix (6.5 meg), Solaris MINIX (minix ported to run as a sunos process) (6.5 meg), floppyfw firewall/router on floppy (1 floppy), Xdenu includes xwin (2 floppies), DLX (1 floppy), Airmid (1 floppy), ELKS (1 floppy), Brutalware (1 floppy), CCLinux (1 floppy), FreeSCO another firewall/router/webserver (1 floppy), Dualix (1 floppy), loaf (1 floppy), Martins Linux Mandrake 6 (2 floppies), NiLinux (1 floppy), Small Linux (30 meg).....(free).....GO THERE!

MINIX 3.......... MINIX 3 is usable as a serious operating system on resource-limited and embedded computers and for applications requiring high reliability. This new OS is extremely small, with the part that runs in kernel mode under 4000 lines of executable code. The parts that run in user mode are divided into small modules, well insulated from one another. For example, each device driver runs as a separate user-mode process so a bug in a driver (by far the biggest source of bugs in any operating system), cannot bring down the entire OS. In fact, most of the time when a driver crashes it is automatically replaced without requiring any user intervention, without requiring rebooting, and without affecting running programs. These features, the tiny amount of kernel code, and other aspects greatly enhance system reliability. MINIX 3 is initially targeted at the following areas: Applications where very high reliability is required, Single-chip, small-RAM, low-power, $100 laptops for Third-World children, Embedded systems (e.g., cameras, DVD recorders, cell phones), Applications where the GPL is too restrictive (MINIX 3 uses a BSD-type license), Education (e.g., operating systems courses at universities).....(free).....GO THERE!

MOBA LIVE CD.......... MobaLiveCD is a freeware that will run your Linux LiveCD inside Windows from an ISO, without even having to burn a cd, using the excellent emulator, Qemu. Thanks to gHacks .....(free).....GO THERE!

MYAH OS..........Myah OS is a performance desktop operating system using the powerful linux kernel. With the rich full featured KDE desktop. And 3D video acceleration and multimedia support. So you can have a powerful simple to use home operating system. Multimedia and Gaming has always been the focus, and 2.3 really brings that into focus. Firefox 2.0rc2 has been jam packed with support for Flash, Java and embedded video. But now embedded video is also available within Konqueror. Settings for DVD playback has been optimized for best possible playback. 3D drivers for ATI and nVidia has also been optimized, both for ease of use and best performance.....(free).....GO THERE!

ODIN.......... Any user with the Odin software is able to run native Win95/98 and WinNT applications directly under OS/2. Of course it is not possible to use OS/2 specific features like WPS. However, they can profit from a rock-stable system with better multitasking, mutlithreading and memory managmen.....(free).....GO THERE!

OPERATING SYSTEM COMPARISONS..........The logic of Unix's design choice stands out more clearly when we contrast it with other operating systems. A design overview.....(free).....GO THERE!

PEAR PC..........Emulate PowerPC on an x86 machine. If you're brave and have the time, run OS X under Windows. PearPC is an architecture-independent PowerPC platform emulator capable of running most PowerPC operating systems. The following operating systems were tested and run (to some extent) in PearPC (ie. as clients): Mac OS X 10.3: Runs well with some caveats. Mandrake Linux 9.1 for PPC installer: Runs well. Mandrake Linux 9.1 for PPC after installation: Hard to boot. Runs very well afterwards. Darwin for PPC: Runs well. OpenBSD for PPC: Crashes while booting (accesses PCI in an unsupported way). NetBSD for PPC: Crashes while booting. AIX for PPC: Some people ask about that.....(free).....GO THERE!

PEN DRIVE LINUX.......... Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick USB.....(free).....GO THERE!

PICO BSD.......... PicoBSD is a one floppy version of FreeBSD 3.0-current, which in its different variations allows you to have secure dialup access, small diskless router or even a dial-in server. And all this on only one standard 1.44MB floppy. It runs on a minimum 386SX CPU with 8MB of RAM (no HDD required!). Current version of PicoBSD is 0.42, which means it hasn't left the heavy testing, while on the other hand being somewhat tested and improved over previous versions. With flexibility that FreeBSD gives, and full source code available, one can build a small installation performing various tasks, including (but not limited to): *diskless workstation *portable dial-up access solution *custom demo-disk *embedded controller (flash or EEPROM) *firewall *communication server *replacement for commercial router *diskless home-automation system *and many others....(free).....GO THERE!

POCKET LINUX.......... Pocket Linux is an almost minimal, one floppy linux system designed to quickly convert a PC workstation into a secure linux-based workstation using ssh to connect to remote host (other networking clients are also supported). It supports bootp for determining host IP and other network parameters (there's also manual configuration possible, but bootp is recommended). In addition to workstations equipped with a network card (ethernet or arcnet), you can also use Pocket Linux on a PC equipped with a modem. Modem is automatically detected and then PPP connection is made......(free).....GO THERE!

PS95.......... 32bit UNIX PS Front End for Windows. Shows you whats really running behind the scenes of Windows 95/98......(free).....GO THERE!

PYRO..........Pyro is a new kind of desktop environment for Linux built on Mozilla Firefox. Its goal is to enable true integration between the Web and modern desktop computing. By merging the Web with the desktop, Pyro offers the first big step toward a new future for the Web and the applications built for it. In Pyro, Web content is no longer confined to the browser's window. Instead, trusted Web sites and extensions are given access to the full range of interactivity and control enjoyed by native applications today. Imagine... Rich Web pages running side-by-side with native applications, Single programming environment for the whole desktop, Desktop-wide mashups, killer Web integration, Novel desktop effects. Pyro enables a desktop that tracks the latest in Web technology, and helps mold the future of the integrated Web.....(free).....GO THERE!

QEMU CPU EMULATOR..........QEMU is a FAST! processor emulator using dynamic translation to achieve good emulation speed. QEMU has two operating modes: Full system emulation. In this mode, QEMU emulates a full system (for example a PC), including a processor and various peripherials. It can be used to launch different Operating Systems without rebooting the PC or to debug system code. User mode emulation (Linux host only). In this mode, QEMU can launch Linux processes compiled for one CPU on another CPU. It can be used to launch the Wine Windows API emulator or to ease cross-compilation and cross-debugging. As QEMU requires no host kernel patches to run, it is very safe and easy to use.....(free).....GO THERE!

R-LINUX..........File recovery utility for the Ext2FS partitions used in the Linux OS and several Unix. Runs on Windows. Recovered data can be written to any disk visible by the host OS .....(free).....GO THERE!

RAMBLE AROUND THE UNIX FILE SYSTEM..........Discover where UNIX stores important files .....(free).....GO THERE!

RESTART.......... Restart is a system utility for advanced users with more than one operating system installed on their machine. The program installs an icon in the notification area, and with a single click the computer will shutdown and restart with the selected operating system.....(free).....GO THERE!

REVOLUTION OS..........Revolution OS is a 2001 documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements. 1 hr, 25 min.....(free).....GO THERE!

SAFE SQUID..........SafeSquid is a robust Content Filtering Internet Proxy server that allows you to - distribute Web-access to a large number of users remove unwanted content, increase privacy, and to simply make surfing the Web a more pleasant experience. SafeSquid helps you ... STOP Getting lured by fraudulent web-links to visit pornographic sites, BLOCK Advertisement pop-ups that drive you crazy, PREVENT Employees from wasting business-hours and resources on needless downloads, PREVENT Computers from getting infected with viruses / Trojan by a visit to innocent looking web-sites AVOID losing precious hours trying to implement - optimal and clean Internet access for all your users. For Linux servers.....(free).....GO THERE!

SLAX.......... Slax - your pocket operating system - Slax is a modern, portable, small and fast Linux operating system with a modular approach and outstanding design. Despite its small size, Slax provides a wide collection of pre-installed software for daily use, including a well organized graphical user interface and useful recovery tools for system administrators. The modular approach gives you the ability to include any other software in Slax easily. If you're missing your favourite text editor, networking tool or game, simply download a module with the software and copy it to Slax, no need to install, no need to configure. If you are a beginner or you're just too busy to make it yourself, follow a few steps to build your own customized operating system by using web-based interface here.....(free).....GO THERE!

SOLARIS 10..........The most advanced UNIX operating system ever is here. Whether you're a business manager, an IT consultant or an application developer, Solaris 10 lets you do things like scale on the fly to accommodate surging workloads, consolidate multiple platforms into one easy-to-maintain system and automatically identify component failures before they happen. Download the software today .....(free).....GO THERE!

SS64.COM..........Incredible command line reference for Windows, Linux, OS X, and Oracle.....(free).....GO THERE!

SYSTEM RESCUE CD..........SystemRescueCd is a Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM for repairing your system and recovering your data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the partitions of the hard disk. It contains a lot of system utilities (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It is very easy to use: just boot the CDROM. The kernel supports most of the important file systems (ext2/ext3, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, jfs, vfat, ntfs, iso9660), as well as network filesystems (samba and nfs). .....(free).....GO THERE!

TECHNICAL HISTORY OF APPLE OPERATING SYSTEMS..........Encompasses not only Mac OS X and its relevant ancestors, but the various operating systems that Apple has dabbled with since the company's inception, and many systems that were direct or indirect sources of inspiration.....(free).....GO THERE!

TOP 10 USB THUMB DRIVE TRICKS..........Make use of all that space on your thumb drive -- 1. Boot a separate operating system, 2. Encrypt your drive, 3. Make a portable MP3 player, 4. Speed up or lock down Vista, 5. Never forget it, 6. Quick launch your workspace, 7. Assemble a PC repair kit, 8. Put on the DemocraKey "computer condom," 9. Sync your data, 10. Assign custom icons .....(free).....GO THERE!

TOP 25 LINUX 3D GAMES.......... Great list with 25 3D games for Linux. Feel free to add more games and help other Linux users find those great time wasters you love.....(free).....GO THERE!

UBUNTU LINUX ESSENTIALS..........Ubuntu Linux Essentials is an online book designed to provide everything a user needs to know to install, use and administer an Ubuntu Linux system.....(free).....GO THERE!

ULTEO VIRTUAL DESKTOP..........Run your Linux applications on Windows. Enjoy the power of your Linux applications on Windows without the need to reboot! With Ulteo Virtual Desktop, you just have to run the application you need to use from the Ulteo panel and its window will show up like any other Windows application. You save time because you can have both Windows and Linux applications integrated into a single desktop. Additionally, the Ulteo Virtual Desktop is a safe and virus-free place. It will even self-upgrade regularly with latest version of the system and its applications. Thanks to Freeware Genius.....(free).....GO THERE!

UNETBOOTIN.......... Allows for the installation of various Linux or BSD distributions to a partition or USB drive, so it's no different from a standard install, only it doesn't need a CD. It can create a dual-boot install, or replace the existing OS entirely.....(free).....GO THERE!

UNIX FOR WINDOWS.......... The UWIN package provides a mechanism for building and running UNIX applications on Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98, and Windows 95 with few, if any, changes necessary.....(free).....GO THERE!

UWIN..........The UWIN package allows UNIX applications to be built and run on Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95 with few, if any, changes necessary .....(free).....GO THERE!

VINTAGE OS.......... Operating systems have evolved from OS/360 to DOS, from Windows 3.1 to Windows XP, from UNIX to Lindows. This site initiates you into some of the history of the OS, and the current status of the older builds (some of which have found uses even today) .....(free).....GO THERE!

VIRTUAL BOX..........VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software. Some of the features of VirtualBox are: Modularity. VirtualBox has an extremely modular design with well-defined internal programming interfaces and a client/server design. This makes it easy to control it from several interfaces at once: for example, you can start a virtual machine in a typical virtual machine GUI and then control that machine from the command line, or possibly remotely. VirtualBox also comes with a full Software Development Kit: even though it is Open Source Software, you don't have to hack the source to write a new interface for VirtualBox. Virtual machine descriptions in XML. The configuration settings of virtual machines are stored entirely in XML and are independent of the local machines. Virtual machine definitions can therefore easily be ported to other computers. Guest Additions for Windows and Linux. VirtualBox has special software that can be installed inside Windows and Linux virtual machines to improve performance and make integration much more seamless. Among the features provided by these Guest Additions are mouse pointer integration and arbitrary screen solutions (e.g. by resizing the guest window). Shared folders. Like many other virtualization solutions, for easy data exchange between hosts and guests, VirtualBox allows for declaring certain host directories as "shared folders", which can then be accessed from within virtual machines .....(free).....GO THERE!

WATT OS..........WattOS is a new Linux distribution that's based on Ubuntu, but designed for low-power machines. It has low system requirements, which means you can run it on older hardware. But the developers are also hoping to build advanced power management features into the OS so that you'll have a full Linux desktop experience without consuming much power (by today's computer standards). Thanks to Download Squad .....(free).....GO THERE!

WINBUNTU..........Prototype of Windows-based installer for the popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu. The idea is to provide a simple-to-use, no-risk way to install Ubuntu in a partition on a Windows machine .....(free).....GO THERE!

WIREDX enables access to unix applications from Windows machines via web browsers......(free).....GO THERE!

XMING X SERVER FOR WINDOWS..........Unlimited X Window server for Microsoft Windows (XP/2003/Vista). It is fully featured, small and fast, simple to install and being standalone native Microsoft Windows, easily transported portable as a Pocket PC X server .....(free).....GO THERE!

XPDE..........Recreate the Windows XP interface to-the-pixel point in Linux. It's a desktop environment (XPde) and a window manager (XPwm) for Linux. Nothing more, no clipboard compatibility between Gtk and Qt applications, no emulation of Windows applications, no unification on the widgets of X applications, just a desktop environment and a window manager.....(free).....GO THERE!

ZIP SLACK.......... Install Slackware Linux on a Windows partition. ZipSlack is a special edition of Slackware Linux that can be installed onto any FAT (or FAT32) filesystem with about 100 MB of free space. It uses the UMSDOS filesystem and contains most of the programs you will need. This means that you do not need to repartition your hard disk if you already have DOS or Windows installed. ZipSlack installs into a directory on your DOS filesystem. It can also be installed to and booted from a Zip disk. This distribution is ideal for people who don't have a lot of hard disk space, do not have a fast Internet connection to download the entire distribution, or who want a Linux distribution they can carry around on a Zip disk.....(free).....GO THERE!

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