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Is there a Wine-like program, but for Windows? [closed]

Is there a Wine-like program, but for Windows? [closed]

Sometimes, there's a Linux app that I'd like to run in Windows (XP). Is there something similar to Wine that will do it?

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Guest [Entry]

"It really depends on the app. You can accomplish a lot with Cygwin, for instance. Especially if the app is command line.

I usually keep a Virtual Machine of Xubuntu (using VirtualBox or VMware) around for just such purposes though. Easier, more features and full compatibility.

[Edit] You might also have a look at andLinux. Runs a bit more integrated than the VM options."
Guest [Entry]

Checkout cygwin.
Guest [Entry]

"You could try a gentoo prefix installation in Windows:

http://blog.jolexa.net/2009/08/31/gentoo-prefixwindows/

Haven't tried it yet myself but sounds pretty cool and usable."
Guest [Entry]

LIMO - very similar tool to coLinux.