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Linux on NTFS

Posted on 2002-05-14
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
I have a client-server setup of WinNT with NTFS as the file system on each client machine. I wanna execute linux based applications. Plz tell me the best feasible solution for acessing Linux based applications.
Question by:pankajp

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fremsley earned 100 total points
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Do you want to

  a) access Linux programs running on a Linux server from
     the NT clients, or
  b) run Linux applications locally on the NT clients

If the answer is

  a) it depends on what kind of applications you are trying
     to access:
       - text terminal based: log onto the Linux server
         with the telnet that's part of Windows NT
       - graphical X Window programs: you'll need an
         X server running on the NT machines like Exceed
         or the free Cygwin/XF86 program

  b) there is a program called VMWare available for
     Windows NT which emulates a complete PC with virtual
     hard disks. You can boot Linux inside such a virtual
     PC and access the files on NTFS file systems via a
     virtual Network.

Hope this helps


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