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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, Insightful)

    by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) on Monday February 10, 2014 @07:30AM (#46208825) Journal
    That's Commander Keen to you! (And, incidentally, on an Android device with USB OTG and a copy of DOSbox, you should be only a USB floppy drive away from doing that right now...)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 10, 2014 @08:46AM (#46209059)

    Windows RT ships with most of the Windows utilities ported to ARM, as well as Office and .NET.

    Who cares?

    For every crappy half-arsed app on RT, there's a thousand better naive Android apps.

  • by AC-x (735297) on Monday February 10, 2014 @09:05AM (#46209123)

    We've been asking for this from MS for EVER

    They just can't win can they?

    Everyone: We want the same apps on our phone and tablet as on our desktop!

    MS: Ok, with Windows 8 we'll created a unified UI and Dev experience so the same app can be released on all 3 platforms! Neat huh?

    Everyone: We don't want our PC to be like a phone, we hate Windows 8!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 10, 2014 @09:14AM (#46209177)

    They could listen... Doing exactly the opposite of what people ask is not winning.

    Home owner: I want my house the same red color as my car.
    Painter (who apparently used to work for MS): Ok, I've painted your car white, so now your house has the exact same color as your car.
    Home owner: I don't want my car to look like my house, I hate white.

  • by Patch86 (1465427) on Monday February 10, 2014 @12:50PM (#46210525)

    Everyone: We want to be able to run the programmes that we use on our desktops on our phones too!

    MS: OK, with Windows 8 we'll turn your desktop into a MASSIVE PHONE. All your favourite desktop programmes will have to be extensively rewritten so that they can run halfway gracefully on your new MASSIVE PHONE desktop, and will be able to run on your actual phone or tablet too (as long as you buy the software twice, seeing as we're not implementing an ARM/x86 emulation layer at all). Neat, huh?

    Everyone: [despair]

    Make sense?

Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward.

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