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Old 10-13-2010, 08:47 AM   #1
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Question [UMPC] Wine to run Windows app on Linux?


There's a deadware Windows application that I use daily because there's simply no alternative, and I read that it runs OK on Linux through the Wine layer.

I was wondering if someone owns one of those ultra mobile PC's with a QWERTY keyboard like the PsiXpda or Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1, or even eBook readers like the Amazon Kindle, and could tell me if they run Wine with good-enough performance?

Thank you.
Old 10-13-2010, 09:54 AM   #2
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Well, the PsiXpda is already running XP. I suppose if you installed Linux on it, it could then run the application through WINE, but performance probably won't be great.

The others certainly have no chance though. The PC-Z1 is not x86 based so WINE won't run on it (and you would be a bit limited in Linux choices as well), and the Kindle is just an eBook, it has no capability of installing a serious OS, much less run WINE. Perhaps you were thinking of the nook, which at least has an LCD and runs Android (though you couldn't run WINE on that either).
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Thanks for the feedback. I'll check out the PsiXPDA, and whatever other x86-based handhelds are available out there.


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