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If you love Linux, but need Windows for specific applications, you may have faced the dilemma of a dual boot system or running Linux on a virtual machine. Both approaches have a negative approach: inconvenience and memory usage respectively. In this guide, you’ll learn about Portable Ubuntu Remix — Linux that runs as an application in Windows — and where to download it.

The concept is fairly simple, but the work behind this software is genius. Simply download Portable Ubuntu Remix, run the extraction, and put the system files in a permanent location (I.E. C:\Linux)

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After extracting the files to a stable folder, double click on run_portable_ubuntu.bat to start up Linux.

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You’ll have to wait 30 seconds or more depending on your system capabilities, while the operating system loads.

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Now you have access to Ubuntu’s program menu. All the standard applications that come with Ubuntu are bundled with this package.

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Yes, each program runs as a windowed program — right within your Windows installation!

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If you have support questions about Portable Ubuntu Remix, head here

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21 thoughts on “Portable Ubuntu Remix Runs Linux from Windows”

  1. J says:

    This would help a lot, since I don’t have the time to dual boot my computer with Ubuntu. But will this run on a USB drive? Thanks.

  2. J says:

    This would help a lot, since I don’t have the time to dual boot my computer with Ubuntu. But will this run on a USB drive? Thanks.

  3. J says:

    This would help a lot, since I don’t have the time to dual boot my computer with Ubuntu. But will this run on a USB drive? Thanks.

  4. saleh13 says:

    thanks i have kubuntu on sun xVM VirtualBox on windows xp3

  5. saleh13 says:

    thanks i have kubuntu on sun xVM VirtualBox on windows xp3

  6. Thomas Nilsson says:

    Try but nothing happen med I try to start the bat fil. Flashing a Command-windows and then nothing.

    Is there a portable Windows for Linux maybe? Or how to do it?

  7. Try but nothing happen med I try to start the bat fil. Flashing a Command-windows and then nothing.

    Is there a portable Windows for Linux maybe? Or how to do it?

    1. Rich says:

      What operating system are you using? Try right clicking the bat file and clicking Run as administrator.

  8. Try but nothing happen med I try to start the bat fil. Flashing a Command-windows and then nothing.

    Is there a portable Windows for Linux maybe? Or how to do it?

    1. Rich says:

      What operating system are you using? Try right clicking the bat file and clicking Run as administrator.

  9. Rich says:

    What operating system are you using? Try right clicking the bat file and clicking Run as administrator.

  10. Eddie says:

    @ /Thomas Nilsson – I found I had to open a cmd prompt as admin, then cd to the location and execute the bat file in DOS… works for me!

  11. Eddie says:

    @ /Thomas Nilsson – I found I had to open a cmd prompt as admin, then cd to the location and execute the bat file in DOS… works for me!

  12. Eddie says:

    @ /Thomas Nilsson – I found I had to open a cmd prompt as admin, then cd to the location and execute the bat file in DOS… works for me!

  13. Thomas Nilsson says:

    Logged on as admin. Running XP 64-bits. Tried to open cmd first but with the same result.

    Otherwist it seem wonderful to have on a usb

  14. Thomas Nilsson says:

    Logged on as admin. Running XP 64-bits. Tried to open cmd first but with the same result.

    Otherwist it seem wonderful to have on a usb

  15. Thomas Nilsson says:

    Logged on as admin. Running XP 64-bits. Tried to open cmd first but with the same result.

    Otherwist it seem wonderful to have on a usb

  16. Mel says:

    I think I’ll just stick with Cygwin for my linux-on-windows needs..

  17. Mel says:

    I think I’ll just stick with Cygwin for my linux-on-windows needs..

  18. Mel says:

    I think I’ll just stick with Cygwin for my linux-on-windows needs..

  19. Bugmenot says:

    Why is there no .bat file?

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