Tina On Windows Platforms
Tina was written to run on GNU/Linux platforms, and also runs natively on Solaris and recent versions of the Mac operating system (10 onwards). However, various methods exist that allow you to run Tina under windows.
Running TINA KNOPPIX Using Qemu
This method will allow you to run the TINA KNOPPIX cd (or any other version of KNOPPIX for that matter) under windows using the qemu virtualisation package. You can then run TINA from within the KNOPPIX environment. Note that KNOPPIX will run more slowly than if you ran it directly from the cd. However, this method does have advantages in terms of its simplicity.
qemu.exe -L . -cdrom tina-knoppix-2.0.0.iso
(replace the name of the .iso file with the one you are using). KNOPPIX will then start up inside a window on the desktop: click inside the window to let it grab your mouse pointer, and use CTRL-ALT to hand the mouse pointer back to windows. Note that it can take several minutes to boot, so be patient. Also note that you can use all of the usual boot options for screen size and keyboard layout).
If you intend to use this method of running TINA frequently, you can set up a destop icon as described below. Note that you can also use these steps in place of step 4 if you want to avoid using the command prompt.
Here is a screenshot of TINA running the MSc course stereo practical, running on Knoppix under windows XP.
Running TINA Using Cygwin
Cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com/) is a linux-like environment for windows, which provides an API emulation layer and the tools required to build linux code under windows. The TINA libraries should build without problems under the cygwin environment; however, we have no in-house expertise in installing and using cygwin.