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Old 01-06-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
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Emulating x89 on ARM


I have heard of upcoming ARM netbooks that will have a lot of potencial with linux. But i have some programs, that I use on my Ubuntu maschine (like Gnomad2) and i want to know if there will be (or is) a way to emulate those programs on ARM processors.
Another thing is about Flash and Java aplications (and Gmail and other "Web 2.0" stuff) on this platform.

Thanks everyone for answering.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 02:03 AM   #2
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I have heard of upcoming ARM netbooks that will have a lot of potencial with linux. But i have some programs, that I use on my Ubuntu maschine (like Gnomad2) and i want to know if there will be (or is) a way to emulate those programs on ARM processors.
Another thing is about Flash and Java aplications (and Gmail and other "Web 2.0" stuff) on this platform.

Thanks everyone for answering.
ARM platform is supported by Linux, if that's what you are asking. You will need a build for ARM platform of each of the programs you would like to use.
There is support for flash and java on ARM platform already.
From what I see, you prefer Ubuntu. Ubuntu is based on Debian. The current stable release of Debian includes support for ARM platform. You will need the ARM-specific build.
I am unable to verify if there have been any ARM releases of Ubuntu made.
Hope I answered most of it.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 06:15 AM   #3
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I think the OP is (indirectly?) referring to the deal inked recently by ARM and Ubuntu. At the moment little detail is known about exactly what and when will come out of that deal, but, in principle, given that with Open Source the Source is Open you can build things for different architectures, if you are prepared for the effort.

'Free but closed source' programs are another matter though, and there you are dependant on the feelings of the code owner.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 07:47 AM   #4
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I am no good in pregramming stuff so maybe in few years but now I can't.
BTW, witch programs comes with Debian ARM (if the list is the same as in x86 platform than great) - Internet browser (Firefox?), music player (Rythmbox or Banshee?), Office suite (OOo? or K or G office), pidgin, torrent client, Gimp and what about VLC (it is much better for non english speeking countries)?

Or maybe a list? Thanks again
 
Old 01-06-2009, 04:12 PM   #5
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OK. I've been searching on Debian's package list for ARM and I find those (among others):
- Firefox (only 2.0 version) and Epiphany (fast browser, based on gecko engine (as Firefox is) - kinda reminds me on Chrome, really fast) and others for sure
--Flash and Java are also supported
- Rhythmbox and Banshee and amaroK - all you need
- OpenOffice and also AbiWord and Gnumeric - miss fast presentation tool!
- aMsn and Kopete (and others) but no Pidgin (aMsn is enough for me)
- couple of bittoren clients - sure you can get used to one
- Gimp (I was speechless )
- VLC (and mplyer, totem, gxine) - only 0.8 versions; I love 9th - "translate" that!
What else, used in my everyday life?
- XSane
- aMule
- Brasero
- ++
What about enviroments:
- Gnome and KDE
- For ARM processors best would be XFCE and it is here (I would love to see Ubuntu MID vesion)
What I miss?
Only maybe skype and VLC 0.9.x (so much improvements in subtitle support and GUI)

Well, again, Linux or Debian community shines.

Thanks for help, LP, Ožbolt

Last edited by ozbolt; 01-06-2009 at 04:28 PM.
 
  


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