Robolinux: transform your Windows C drive into a virtual machine for Linux

Representation of a hard drive with the WIndows logo

Many of those who read this blog, perhaps are Linux users and in turn depend on Windows for some program that they need for their daily work and is not available for Linux. It is true that there are many alternatives for Linux, but not all of them are adapted to the needs or not all of them seem so attractive. Robolinux brings us a magnificent possibility if this is your case.
If you plan to change Windows to Linux and for some reason you depend on an application of the Microsoft system that does not exist version for the penguin system or that does not work well under WINE, Robolinux will help you.
Robolinux is a Debian-based GNU / Linux distribution that offers us to run Windows XP or Windows 7 virtually. Yes, I know you are thinking that this can also be done in any distribution thanks to software such as VirtualBox, etc. from virtualization, but the latest version of Robolinux goes one step further.
Now with Robolinux you can use a new tool to transform the drive C: Windows into a virtual machine, that is, clone the Windows C: disk as is to virtualize it with everything that is included in it. This not only has the advantage of compacting a Windows disk drive to fully virtualize it, but it will not make you depend on licenses or keys for Windows as it happens when running it in VirtualBox and the like.
If you are already a Linux user, but not of the Robolinux distro, don't worry, the tool that allows you to do this developed by John Martinson also can be used on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, OpenSuSE, Fedora, Debian and many more (information and download).


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