this is sounding very wierd, but just asking. is there any possiblity for a linux shell to be emulated on windows? actually we are being taught linux in clg, and class mates are asking for linux distro. however, i was feeling partitioning and stuff would be too complicated for guys who are yet to know what are HDD's are. we are being taught basic shell commands, like mkdir, ls etc. i am thinking at least these can be emulated, although of course we will be needing to switch to linux as we dig deeper into linux. so are there any emulators?