Running Debian In A Window With coLinux

I am happy to say that I have successfully installed Debian to run in Windows XP Pro SP2 using coLinux rather than any of the commercial vmware type solutions. I felt this was a crucial step for me in working towards a fully capable LAMP development environment in windows. You see as a developer on windows part of the problem is that the LAMP side of the equation is usually a remote server which limits the development that can be done while disconnected from the network or in an environment at a client location that is behind a firewall. Now, as a happy camper I can play in my “sandbox” all I want knowing things will transfer to the LAMP environment in a working state.


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