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Old 07-20-2012, 05:19 AM   #1
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Linux PDA/tablet running Wine/PowerShell


Can anyone recommend a tablet device (if one exists) that can run PowerShell (via WINE) or something..

The end result is I need to RMI on Windows servers from a portable device and would prefer to use a Linux based system but the problems are numerous (x86/other).

Is it achievable?


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Wine (and certainly windows) needs an x86 cpu, and an arm port is pointless unless the windows programs are also recompiled. You would probably be challenged for ram.

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Question: If PowerShell is your default shell on the Windows systems (or can easily be started from your default shell), wouldn't a simple SSH client be sufficient for that task?
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Business_kid has a point about ARM based systems (although that me less a factor in the future with emulation). So, if you're talking about a Linux based tablet with X86 and sufficient processing power, you're going to be having to look at some of the higher end & newer tablets coming out (mostly Win8 models). That means a price tag in the $1200+ range.

My x86 tablets are convertibles. But they are also Atom-based systems with just "good enough" power.

TobiSGD has a point,... unless you need one of the features PowerShell has that another shell doesn't... See;

PS: I do not know how objective the above link is in making comparisons.

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