If you are a Windows user and don't want to install Linux on your machine, VMware is a virtual machine used to install Linux under Windows.
It's a good way to start with Linux (if you're unfamiliar with it) and also start your i.MX development.
- VMWare Workstation [VMWare Workstation (Click here to go to Download page)]
VMWare Workstation is available in commercial and trial versions. With Workstation is possible to create your own installation image—installing a new operating system as you would install it in a new machine.
- VMWare Player [VMWare Player (Click here to go to Download page)]
VMWare Player is available in a free version. With Player is only possible to run images previously made.
- VMWare Images at ThoughtPolice site [ThoughtPolice site (Click here to go to Download page)]
This site has many ready VMWare images from many Linux distributions. It just needs to be downloaded, unziped and it's ready to be used with VMware. Workstation or Player.