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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
This is a most wicked idea: to be able to run Linux applications on top of your Windows desktop, without bothering with partitioning, dual-boot configurations and other stuff normally involved in running multiple operating systems!
If you like this concept, then you must try andLinux.
More about andLinux ...
You must be wondering what andLinux is like. Well, it's very different from many other software solutions you have seen so far:
You can think of andLinux as a desktop-integrated virtualization. On one hand, you have a complete operating system running emulated on top of your Windows. On the other hand, you can run individual Linux applications just like any other program in Windows, outside the virtualization sandbox. In this regard, andLinux is somewhat similar to VMware Unity.
So you have virtualization (thick and thin) and emulation blended into a crossbreed. Lots of things bunched together. You must be thinking andLinux is hard, don't you?