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Wine On Android Starts Allowing Windows Binaries On Android/ARM 140

Posted by timothy
from the it-should-be-called-bender dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Wine on Android is happening slowly but surely ... Wine is now in a state to be able to run your favorite Windows (x86) game on your Android-powered ARM device, assuming the game is Windows Solitaire. Wine has been making progress on Android to allow simple applications to run on Wine, but they have run into some challenges, as noted in the annual talk at FOSDEM."
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Wine On Android Starts Allowing Windows Binaries On Android/ARM

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  • Re: Capt Keen (Score:5, Informative)

    by kav2k (1545689) on Monday February 10, 2014 @07:38AM (#46208841)

    Seems like it's not the case, and USB floppy drives work out of the box (though you need a powered hub): https://www.youtube.com/watch?... [youtube.com]

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 10, 2014 @07:39AM (#46208843)

    http://video.fosdem.org/2014/AW1120/Sunday/Wine_on_Android.webm

  • Better than protest! (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 10, 2014 @07:42AM (#46208851)

    The interesting thing about this is that when using Beta, the default view is to show everything. So, if you are using Beta, these trollish anti-beta things are perfectly visible, while if you are on Classic they just get filtered out with the rest of the trolls. So, if you really like Classic and hate Beta, the best thing you can do is try to post an anti-beta, pro-classic threat to leave the site as first post instead of Frosty Piss or whatever. That way, if any advertisers to who Dice is trying to market its new shiny actually check out the site, they will see the user dissatisfaction with the design immediately. Then, in subsequent threads we can go on having our usual geeky conversations in Classic.

  • Re:ARM executables? (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 10, 2014 @07:58AM (#46208909)
  • Re:ARM executables? (Score:3, Informative)

    by CastrTroy (595695) on Monday February 10, 2014 @11:26AM (#46209943) Homepage
    It's not really so simple. With tablets you don't buy an operating system. You buy the whole experience. You can't buy a tablet and then choose an operating system after the fact. I chose the Surface over other tablet options because of 2 main reasons.

    1) Ability to plug in an SD card for expandable storage.
    2) Reasonable expectation that I'll get OS updates.

    The first reason excludes all Apple tablets as well as many Android tablets. The second excludes most Android devices. Sure you may get updates with Android devices, but it's kind of a gamble.

    Apps was really secondary. Mostly with apps, I looked at whether or not there were enough apps to enjoy the device. I don't care if there's ten thousand, or a million, or a billion, because in reality I won't install more than a few hundred apps (and most likely a lot less). As long as it has a few fun games, the ability to browse web pages, play music, play movies, and the ability to get a little work done from time to time, it basically fits my needs. The browser on the Surface is actually quite good, and negates the need for many apps in the first place. There's no Youtube app, but the website works just fine. There is a Facebook apps, but it doesn't even need to be used unless you want background notifications, because the browser can access all of Facebook's functionality.

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