from CoLinux to MoreLinux :D

Mario Marietto marietto2008 at
Sun Dec 3 13:58:23 EST 2023


maybe someone of you know the old project called "coLinux" :

Cooperative Linux is the first working free and open source method for
optimally running Linux on Microsoft Windows natively. More generally,
Cooperative Linux (short-named coLinux) is a port of the Linux kernel that
allows it to run cooperatively alongside another operating system on a
single machine. For instance, it allows one to freely run Linux on Windows
2000/XP/Vista/7, without using a commercial PC virtualization software such
as VMware, in a way which is much more optimal than using any general
purpose PC virtualization software. In its current condition, it allows us
to run the KNOPPIX Japanese Edition on Windows.

CoLinux is very old and not maintained for a lot of time and I'm not
interested in resurrecting it (and I don't have the competences to do
it),BUT I'm interested to gather some information about a similar project
that I have in mind. What about if,instead of having a Linux kernel which
can run Windows cooperatively,we have a Linux kernel that can run more
Linux distributions (maybe only 2 as a starting point,as CoLinux already
does) at the same time,without using virtualization software ? Is the
technology behind Colinux the same that's under the lxc or docker
containers or the WSL2 subsystem ? What are the differences ?

I don't use WSL2,I don't use Windows so much. I like Linux and FreeBSD.
So,an even nicer idea is to create a coLinux variant that allows the Linux
kernel to cooperate with FreeBSD. This is even nicer than making a
cooperation between 2 Linuxes.
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