Depends what you are trying to do.
If you are just after a more linux like shell for windows and some
scripting then something like UWIN or cygwin would suit.
If however, you want linux in all its gloriousness then a virtual
environment such as virtualbox is a good option (if your laptop has enough
Another option is to create a live CD that you can boot from your CD drive
(something like Damn Small Linux or SLAX isn't too big to download).
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