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andLinux is described as 'complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows 2000 based systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7; 32-bit versions only). AndLinux uses coLinux as its core which is confusing for many people. coLinux is a port of the Linux kernel to Windows' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are eight alternatives to andLinux for Windows, Linux and BSD. The best alternative is Cygwin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like andLinux are MinGW, MSYS2, gow and TCC/LE.

andLinux alternatives are mainly Shells but may also be Linux Distros or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of andLinux.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

andLinux is a complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows 2000 based systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7;...

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  1. Cygwin icon

    Cygwin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the Unix-like environment.

    Cygwin terminals running on Windows 7
  2. MinGW icon

    MinGW

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils.

    Installation Manager


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    MSYS2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    MSYS2 is an independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows software.

    Screenshot
  4. gow

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful

    Discontinued

    No activity for over a year.

    Screenshot
  5. TCC/LE icon

    TCC/LE

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    TCC/LE is a complete CMD replacement, and is compatible with your existing Windows command prompt and CMD batch files, while adding thousands of new features.

    Screenshot of TCC/LE in action, taken from official website.


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    speedLinux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    SpeedLinux is a customized coLinux. coLinux is not a VM but it can be used in the same way. Installation of Speedlinux results in a complete LINUX System with X server running side on side with Windows on a single PC.

    coLinux console running with native Linux Firefox, SciTE, midnight commander, and XFCE panel
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    Cooperative Linux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Cooperative Linux (short-named coLinux) is the first working free and open source method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft Windows natively.

    Discontinued

    Not developed anymore, last news are from 2014.

    Boot
  8. Portable Ubuntu Remix icon

    Portable Ubuntu Remix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A portable image of Ubuntu that could run in Windows as a native win32 application. Adds capabilities to execute Linux applications and integrate with the Windows desktop.

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