Linux in a window of Windows. Run the Debian Linux appliance in the free VMware Player side by side with Windows. This is a full desktop Gnome installation of the stable Debian Lenny distribution 5.0. It is intended to be used for working with Windows and Debian Linux at the same time without the need of a dual boot setup. If you can't download with BitTorrent get the 617 MB zip file directly from www.visoracle.com/vm/ .
You only need this zip file, the free Player from VMware, at least Windows NT or a newer x86 OS, enough RAM and about 2 GB free space on your hard disk. Debian Linux in its virtual PC (the VMware player) resides in a few ordinary files that come with the zip file and can be handled with every file manager. If the host system (Windows) is online the appliance is ready to install software choosing from 24000 free packages of the Debian repositories.
WinNT 4.x, WinXP, Windows2000, Windows2003, Windows Vista Home Basic, Unix, Linux