Atratus is a Windows program that can run unmodified Linux binaries.
Atratus is Windows software, that provides similar functionality to Cygwin using Linux binaries. Atratus can load ELF format executables created with gcc under Linux run them on a Windows system without a CPU emulator or virtual machine. Atratus emulates the Linux system call interface, and works in a similar way to User Mode Linux.
Applications that work reasonably in v0.9 include busybox, vitetris, dash, robotfindskitten, Greed and some of the BSD Games.
To try it out, download the Atratus v0.9 Windows (32-bit) installer, extract to your desktop and run one of the batch files (e.g. vitetris.bat) under the atratus-v0.9 folder. It will not work on 64-bit Windows yet.
Releases are made monthly around the middle of the month, and are announced on the mailing list and Freecode.
|16 May 2013||0.9||atratus-0.9.tar.gz||atratus-v0.9-install.exe|
|18 Apr 2013||0.8||atratus-0.8.tar.gz||atratus-v0.8-install.exe|
|14 Mar 2013||0.7||atratus-0.7.tar.gz||atratus-0.7-bin.zip|
|12 Feb 2013||0.6||atratus-0.6.tar.gz||atratus-0.6-bin.zip|
|18 Jan 2013||0.5||atratus-0.5.tar.gz|
|14 Dec 2012||0.4||atratus-0.4.tar.gz|
|18 Nov 2012||0.3||atratus-0.3.tar.gz|
|16 Oct 2012||0.2||atratus-0.2.tar.gz|
|15 Aug 2012||0.1||atratus-0.1.tar.gz|
Source code is also available via git at git://atratus.org/git/atratus and browsable via gitweb.
Source code for the binary package (busybox, vitetris and robotfindskitten) is available here. The build script is available as a separate git repository.
Atratus source code is licenced under the LGPL v2
If you don't wish to compile atratus yourself, use a binary package (zip file).
Vista and Windows 8 may work, but are untested. 64-bit is support is coming soon.
There are a number of projects that run Posix source or Linux binaries on Windows with various features and limitations:
atratus is the Latin word for darkened or black.
cygnus atratus is the scientific name for the Black Swan, an Australian bird. The Black Swan is a book written by Nassim Taleb about improbably events.
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