Foreign LINUX - Run unmodified Linux applications inside Windows.
IRC: #flinux at freenode
Google groups: flinux
Foreign LINUX is a dynamic binary translator and a Linux system call interface emulator for the Windows platform. It is capable of running unmodified Linux binaries on Windows without any drivers or modifications to the system. This provides another way of running Linux applications under Windows in constrast to Cygwin and other tools. It now runs a large bunch of console applications and some GUI applications.
Download a premade archlinux environment here.
Extract it anywhere on your harddrive. Then run
run_bash.cmdto open bash. You will get a minimal archlinux environment.
Then you can run
pacman -Syuto update all packages to the current version. Then use
pacman -Sto install any packages you want.
Development snapshots: you can download development versions of the software here. Just replace the two executables (flinux.exe and flog.exe) for an update.
This project still lacks functionality required for many Linux applications. Any help is greatly appreciated. You can contribute using the following ways:
This software is licensed in GPLv3+.