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post #11 of 52
Great news! Look forward to testing this.
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post #12 of 52
So.. what for? I see something like that would be great to finally get proper office to android, but this will be impossible due to hardware. Even if S4 will run outlook under wine it'll be slugish... RAM and fact that outlook is horrible on mediocre enterprise desktop hardware. Games? GPU won't handle anything... And even if it will launch some game it'll drain battery in minutes.

So this is on same level as I got ubuntu on HD2 running from sdcard. Just because I can.
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post #13 of 52
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Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

No its not. Maybe Wine is better than it was in 2009 I do not know. But I went through the wine list back then and looked at a lot of the programs and games rated "gold" and "silver" tested on Wine. I could hardly get the stupid thing to work properly with those programs.


Now that was on linux, which might be a different OS but at least its built on the same microprocessor architecture.

We're talking about cross platform compatibility for OS and CPU architecture. HAH good luck android.. Im dropping your butt in June and I have half a mind to pay an ETF and dump you now.

One of the things I was referring to was Steam covering the gaming-realm. I know it's a ways off from being a full supplement, but it has a pretty good foundation started. Everything else can just run on Wine.
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post #14 of 52
This is going to be great on tablets.
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post #15 of 52
Here's hoping for this to work good...eventually rolleyes.gif
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post #17 of 52
Isn't it going to be pretty slugish with the usual 1-1.8 ghz and 512-2gb of ram?
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post #18 of 52
Another piece in the Android puzzle.

My opinion is that ten years from now Android will be vying to supplant Windows as the primary desktop OS (as much due to Microsoft removing functionality from Windows as Google adding to Android), compatibility with old PC programs is definitely a big step in the right direction.
post #19 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsumi View Post

Want.

It would actually make sense to buy highly clocked quad-core smartphones and android tablets if this is true.

Mom: You don't need an octo-core Galaxy S4!

Me: But mom, I need to play Crysis 3 during class!

But whpo was battery
post #20 of 52
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Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

No its not. Maybe Wine is better than it was in 2009 I do not know. But I went through the wine list back then and looked at a lot of the programs and games rated "gold" and "silver" tested on Wine. I could hardly get the stupid thing to work properly with those programs.


Now that was on linux, which might be a different OS but at least its built on the same microprocessor architecture.

We're talking about cross platform compatibility for OS and CPU architecture. HAH good luck android.. Im dropping your butt in June and I have half a mind to pay an ETF and dump you now.

2009? Really? Do you know how long ago that was? More so in computer/electronic time?

I haven't had an issue with Wine in years. Though I do test a lot of programs/games purely for the database, so I know my way around it. But it still isn't hard to get to work in the slightest.
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