User Mode Linux

See also: Linux | Linux Distributions | Emulation | Win32


A pre-alpha project using Cygwin to port the Linux kernel as a user mode process on windows platform. It provides a true Linux environment without an emulation layer and can execute native Linux binaries. Bootup happens as a virtual machine on top of different Windows platforms. This provides an authentic open-source alternative to run Linux without dual-booting or CD-ROM distributions.


  • CoLinux – a late-beta project (as of Feb 2004) that performs in a similar way.

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