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    Build linux on windows

    I'm new to the linux world.
    Squished into it by a nifty little green and white computer known to some as the OLPC.
    I'm a slightly seasoned c++ guy though mostly for Palm and PPC. Some windows desk code too.
    The OLPC is a slow little thing not well equipted for compiling much less a serious sdk.
    So what I'm looking to do is code for it with my desktop. The sticking point is that I don't have linux on my desktop, so I want to be able to target a linux box with code I write and compile on a windows box.

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    What sort of code do you intend to write, and would it not be easier to either dual boot or run some virtualization engine (or get another PC?) to get Linux running on the machine?

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    I intend to write the cleanest tightest code that's ever been entered into a computer.

    Ok..
    I've considered the dual boot option though I'm not excited about the idea.
    As to type of program.
    I'd like to create a PIM for the little green laptop as it seems to be lacking one. This would be simular to the palm desktop for the windows because lets face it they really owned that one. So high level gui type stuff built for kids.
    This is of couse an eventual kinda thing. Right now I'd be happy with a hello world at the consol level.

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    Here's a start for windows hosted, cross compilation for a linux target.

    http://code.google.com/p/win32linuxdev/

    Looks like it can also be done under Cygwin, but couldn't find any clear documetation on how.

    A linux virtual machine may be easier - both VMWare and Virtual PC are free.

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    VM ware seems to be the way to go. I was really hoping to be able to leverage Visual studios but I'll have to bite the bullet. I just didn't want to have to tackle both Linux and a new sdk at the same time.

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    Squished into it by a nifty little green and white computer known to some as the OLPC.
    Actually, the project is the OLPC; the laptop is the XO. How is it? I've been wanting to try one of those for some time . . . .

    As for your question; maybe a quick search will help: http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=...e+Search&meta=

    This way round isn't much of a problem -- just run Linux! It's the other way around that can be a pain . . .
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    the xo is quite cool. it has some bugs and really needs some more QA but it's moving along. They are hard core open source and more specifically python. I don't agree with that goal and don't really understand how you'd write the gui portion of an os in a lang you can't step through.

    I don't for a second feel I was ripped off in any way. Glad I got it. now however I want to build for it, without learning a lang with virtually no ROI

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