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Like the PlayOnLinux do we have a similar application in windows that allows us to run a Ubuntu application on Windows OS. Or is there any simulator to run the ubuntu terminal in Windows(for learning purpose).

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Why not simply use a virtual machine with a Linux Operating System?

You can use VirtualBox by Oracle, or VMware player. They are both free, and allow you to create a Virtual Machine, which essentially is a virtual computer inside your computer, acting like a normal program, and running anything a physical computer with the same operating system can run (with the exception of games).

[EDIT #1]: I found some interesting tutorials on how to install Ubuntu inside VirtualBox here. It should help you to get started if you decide to follow this route.

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You can also try Cygwin.

Cygwin is:

a collection of tools which provide a Linux look and feel environment for Windows.

Cygwin is not:

a way to run native Linux apps on Windows.

You must rebuild your application from source if you want it to run on Windows. a way to magically make native Windows apps aware of UNIX® functionality like signals, ptys, etc.

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Yes. You can install virtual box on your system. What is virtual box? How to install it:

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You are actually giving him wrong information. He is on windows, he can not apt-get install anything there... – NlightNFotis Sep 18 '12 at 10:31
oh! sorry I forgot!!!! – Pranit Bauva Sep 18 '12 at 11:55
I am extremely sorry about this.... i got to be more careful! – Pranit Bauva Sep 18 '12 at 11:57

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