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RoboLinux Revealed – The Linux A Windows User Can Love

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips

We get a lot of questions about Linux-based systems. There’s a seemingly endless number of versions (known as distros or flavors). Linda is curious about Robolinux. She writes:

What is the purpose of Robolinux? Just wondering if I need to familiarize myself with it.

Robolinux is a robust user-friendly Linux distribution oriented towards Windows users who want to migrate to the open source Linux platform. Just like other Linux distributions, Robolinux is virus free, customizable, secure, configures most hardware components automatically (so you won’t have to worry about installing drivers for WiFi, printers, e.t.c) and features a user-friendly interface. Robolinux installs everything you need to get started including Video, Wifi & Printer drivers and all current updates within minutes. It provides access to over 30,0000 free software packages that can be installed with a single mouse click.


A key feature includes the ability to run Windows XP or 7 inside Robolinux, simply by downloading the Robolinux Stealth VM Software and using it to clone your Windows C: Drive. This means that you will be able to use the applications you have been using in Windows, inside Robolinux, and also keep the same data. So you wont have to give anything up in the migration from Windows to Robolinux.

Another good thing about the Robolinux Stealth VM Software is that while it was developed by Robolinux maker John Martinson for use on Robolinux, its support now extends to other Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE, Fedora, Debian, and 500 other distributions. So you can use the tool with your preferred Linux distribution.

It should be noted that although RoboLinux is open source software and essentially free, the developer asks for a donation of $19.95 for the Robolinux Stealth VM Software, which is the software package that allows you to clone your Windows drive.


If you are migrating from Windows, you will find the transition to Robolinux smooth in that, setting up is easy, you have access to a wide variety of applications and you won’t be forced to give up your Windows applications as you can run them on Robolinux.

You can find out more about Robolinux on its official website, where you’ll also find the download link. For more on the cloning process of the Windows C: Drive, you can watch this video to see the cloning in action. You can skip to about 11 minutes in to see the walkthrough if you don’t want all the background information on the project.


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4 Responses to “RoboLinux Revealed – The Linux A Windows User Can Love”

  1. Rob R says:

    I’ve been looking into something to replace my windows 7 later down the road, I am getting tired of Microsoft’s hassles,the Robolinux story was interesting,is that a full operating system or just stealth vm software?

    • joyce says:

      It is a full operating system. The VM software is just an option you have if you want to run windows software. This option is great especially for users who are reluctant to move from Windows because they fear that there might not be a good equivalent of a particular software they are used to on Linux. So with the VM software, you essentially get to have your cake and eat it too as you can get the benefits of moving to Linux and still using Windows software when you wish to.

  2. […] Want to migrate away from Windows? Robolinux might be for you. […]

  3. Alan says:

    Does robolinux come with setup and usage instructions that can be printed ?

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