Monday, June 20, 2011

Cooperative Linux

What is Cooperative Linux ?

For layman, Cooperative Linux means software which allows Microsoft Windows and the Linux kernel to run simultaneously in parallel on the same machine.

Technically, Cooperative Linux is a port of the Linux kernel that allows it to run as an unprivileged lightweight virtual machine in kernel mode , on top of another OS kernel .

It allows Linux to run under any operating system that supports loading drivers , such as Windows or Linux, after minimal porting efforts . An alternative to using a Linux PC is a free license of Cooperative Linux (coLinux).This Linux project is a new approach to getting the Linux kernel to run under Windows. CoLinux contains special Windows drivers, which allow it to run under Windows as a guest operating system with all privileges .


  1. Marius Ottesen Hollesli
    thanks man firefox did not allow such download of it. only ie i got newest firefox going to try put colinux and run qonqeur sound not so stable as ie

  2. Marius Ottesen Hollesli im trying to flash Coreboot open source bios on my laptop read here