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    Default Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps

    Phoronix: Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps

    A port of the Wine software to Google's Android platform is being worked on...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI5MjA

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    Brace yourselves ..

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    Its useless so why even spend time developing it? :P

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    I guess Wine will be able to run Windows RT apps at near native speed, and that'll be awesome.

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    there are some nice x86 android-phones coming up
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/08/l...-clover-trail/
    a wine port would be awesome. running aoe2 on my phone = <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdie View Post
    I guess Wine will be able to run Windows RT apps at near native speed, and that'll be awesome.
    Except that most RT apps (aka Metro apps) are written in HTML5 and Javascript.

    And last I heard, you don't need to emulate the x86 instruction set just to run HTML5 and Javascript. Any processor today that can't even run such apps at full speed probably deserves to be binned even before it gets soldered into the PCB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by totex71 View Post
    Its useless so why even spend time developing it? :P
    Circular argumentation ... discard ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonadow View Post
    Except that most RT apps (aka Metro apps) are written in HTML5 and Javascript.

    And last I heard, you don't need to emulate the x86 instruction set just to run HTML5 and Javascript. Any processor today that can't even run such apps at full speed probably deserves to be binned even before it gets soldered into the PCB.
    Why should they emulate the x86 instruction set? Windows RT runs on ARM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vim_User View Post
    Why should they emulate the x86 instruction set? Windows RT runs on ARM.
    Because of the 20 years of existing x86 windows software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonadow View Post
    Except that most RT apps (aka Metro apps) are written in HTML5 and Javascript.
    And most of the 'apps' are just links to other sides opening them in pretty Windows like the Iphone app and many chromium apps. No need to put time in those hehe...

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