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Cooperative Linux Alternatives

Cooperative Linux is described as '(short-named coLinux) is the first working free and open source method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft Windows natively' and is an app. There are eight alternatives to Cooperative Linux for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Cygwin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cooperative Linux are MSYS2, Knoppix, Qemu Simple Boot and MobaLiveCD.

Cooperative Linux alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Operating Systems or Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cooperative Linux.
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    Cygwin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Shell
    • Windows
    30 alternatives to Cygwin 

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceCygwin either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    MSYS2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    37 alternatives to MSYS2 

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceMSYS2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Support for scriptingMSYS2 supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Knoppix

    • Linux
    64 alternatives to Knoppix 

    Knoppix is an operating system based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD (Live CD) or a USB key (Live USB), one of the first of its kind for any operating system. When starting a program, it is loaded from the removable medium and decompressed into a RAM drive.

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    1.  Privacy focusedKnoppix is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Qemu Simple Boot

    24 alternatives to Qemu Simple Boot 

    Qemu Simple Boot lets you to Boot ISO images without having to burn them to disc first , it is is a portable freeware virtualization tool

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    1.  PortableQemu Simple Boot can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      MobaLiveCD

      23 alternatives to MobaLiveCD 

      MobaLiveCD is a freeware that will run your Linux LiveCD on Windows thanks to the excellent emulator called "Qemu".

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      1.  PortableMobaLiveCD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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        MobaLiveCD uses QEMU, similar to running Linux on a virtual machine. coLinux is a linux kernel as a native Windows APP

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        speedLinux

        • Windows
        8 alternatives to speedLinux 

        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.

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        coLinux console running with native Linux Firefox, SciTE, midnight commander, and XFCE panel
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        Portable Ubuntu Remix

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Windows
        4 alternatives to Portable Ubuntu Remix 

        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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        1.  PortablePortable Ubuntu Remix can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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          Cash

          • FreeOpen Source
          • Mac
          • Windows
          • Linux
          8 alternatives to Cash 

          Cash is a cross-platform implementation of Unix shell commands written in pure ES6.

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