November 17, 2004
Review of Topologilinux
The concept of Topologilinux is excellent in theory, imagine an entire Linux distribution that runs on top of Windows but without VMWare or some other emulator. The difference is rather then requiring a separate partition or running from a CD like Knoppix, the entire file system is a single file that physically resides on the Windows partition. This is the idea that drives Topogolinnux, a Slackware based distribution. It can run as mentioned above, on top of Windows, or as a stand alone distribution that dual boots alongs side it. While the theory is nice, in reality Topologilinux is not all that practical. As you'll see, installing Topogolixux isn't the easiest to do, and configuring anything more then basic command prompt is quite a task.