A few (hopefully) simple questions...
#1
Let's assume I am running a PINE64 with Ubuntu...

1. Will it be possible to run Windows apps with an appropriate emulator?
2. Will it be possible to run 2 (or more) PINE64  boards in parallel?



That's all for now...

TIA Jake
#2
1.This should be possible with Wine(https://www.winehq.org/)
2. Yes, it is possible but will take some work
#3
(01-26-2016, 11:27 PM)Nilocsemliw Wrote: 1.This should be possible with Wine(https://www.winehq.org/)

The Pine board uses a 64-bit ARM chip. The overwhelming majority of Windows computers use x86 chips (based on Intel's 80586 processor; the 5 in the middle is where the name "Pentium" came from). The processors are so different that software written for one will not run on the other directly. There are systems that can let you run code for one processor on another processor, but I'm about 99% sure that Wine and Crossover don't include that capability. You should be able to use Wine to run Windows software that is built for ARM processors. That won't be much, though.

I think it's more accurate to just say that no, it cannot run Windows applications.
#4
Have a look at https://wiki.winehq.org/ARM
#5
(12-10-2015, 01:33 PM)Jake Wrote: Let's assume I am running a PINE64 with Ubuntu...

1. Will it be possible to run Windows apps with an appropriate emulator?
2. Will it be possible to run 2 (or more) PINE64  boards in parallel?



That's all for now...

TIA Jake

Just curious to know, which Windows apps do you plan on using? In the last couple years I've weened myself off of Windows programs and do almost all of my work and personal computing through a browser. Except for Steam, but that's reserved for my super PC.
#6
I was pretty sure that wine was working on ARM now. Thanks for the confirmation taros!

There are some programs I can't seem to get rid of(I have tried to switch to a chromebook). These include Microsoft office (Libre Office is no replacement for me)and some other applications that just are not the same online.
#7
There are official Windows office apps at Android apps store and are FREE.
#8
The first post was about using Ubuntu a Linux based operating system
#9
(01-28-2016, 05:39 PM)Nilocsemliw Wrote: The first post was about using Ubuntu a Linux based operating system

Then, there is no Microsoft office.
#10
We were talking about how you can run Microsoft office with programs that act like a windows compatibility layer so you can run the more necessary Windows programs like how it is explained on how to geek
http://www.howtogeek.com/171565/how-to-i...-on-linux/

Oh another way you could do this is with a virtual machine. I don't use VMs ever but I have some friends that use them.


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