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

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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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 10, 2014 @07:25AM (#46208807)

    Dammit, Dice, I thought you said you heard us. I don't want to use beta, stop redirecting me there PLEASE. I didn't want to do the stupid boycott thing, but when I came into work this morning and found myself on Beta... well, I think I'll just leave.

  • ARM executables? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by supersat ( 639745 ) on Monday February 10, 2014 @07:44AM (#46208861)
    What about ARM executables? Windows RT ships with most of the Windows utilities ported to ARM, as well as Office and .NET.
  • N900 (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 10, 2014 @08:00AM (#46208919)
    This was already done on the N900 (ARM!) using qemu, and it even had acceptable performance: []
  • by Karmashock ( 2415832 ) on Monday February 10, 2014 @08:21AM (#46208977)

    that it takes the linux open source community to port windows programs to smart phones.

    We've been asking for this from MS for EVER. MS keeps worrying about how to win the smartphone war...

    They're morons. They'd win instantly if they allowed windows apps to run on the windows phones. Yes yes... there are problems. None of them are impossible to solve. Do it or pay someone to do it.

  • by allo ( 1728082 ) on Monday February 10, 2014 @09:02AM (#46209113)

    Isn't it strange, that every anti-beta post is now modded -1, even when the majority of the users is against beta?
    And off-topic is wrong, anti-beta is on-topic, because this is a slashdot article, and it will be displayed in the beta website, if slashdot decides to abandon the classic one.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 10, 2014 @09:25AM (#46209247)

    The point is: Slashdot should stop the beta, the users will stop spamming. Sometimes you have to protest until something changes.

  • Re:ARM executables? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by CastrTroy ( 595695 ) on Monday February 10, 2014 @09:42AM (#46209331) Homepage
    Personally, I think that Windows could make really good inroads into the tablet market if they provided some kind of compatibility layer to run Android apps. Since they're using ARM on their Surface tablet, IT wouldn't even require actual emulation to get Android apps running on Windows RT. As an owner of the Surface 2, I have to say that the only real problem I have with it is the lack of apps, and providing the ability to run Android apps would make it probably the best tablet out there (even though I'm already convinced it is).

The Macintosh is Xerox technology at its best.