What do you mean?I don't think this is piracy, since it is not being sold anyway
Lundgren is facing prison because of the way he was selling those CD's and how he represented what they were; he was deliberately passing those off as something they were not. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and criminal copyright infringement.Heater wrote: ↑Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:18 amEric Lundgren is facing 15 months in prison and a huge fine for distributing Windows restore CDs. Images that Microsoft gives away for free anyway.
https://www.polygon.com/windows/2018/4/ ... oft-prison
If anyone knows better please let us know.
Yes everybody knows Linux is a better O/S all round. I could name several operating systems that are better than windows. However, some of us need to use a Windows application that isn't available on anything else.k-pi wrote: ↑Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:51 amMy response - why would you really want to - Linux is a better O/S all round, is free (legally), is already working well on ARM, & runs quite fast.
Compatibility is often quoted, but Libre Office is compatible, until MS changes MS Office so that it isn't again, but that is the way they work.
I would expect the number of cases where Windows is useful to be about the same as when Linux is useful. They are, after all, both just operating systems.Heater wrote: ↑Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:03 amSometimes people want to use Windows because there is some legacy Windows only program that they need to use. In my case that is usually some tool for setting up and controlling some hardware for which the vendor is only providing Windows support.
However Windows on the Pi or other ARM is very rarely going to be useful as such legacy Windows applications are only available for Intel based machines.
Besides there are the issues of very limited memory space and CPU performance on the Pi.
It must be a very rare case where Win 10 on a Pi would be actually be useful.
No, not only for intel machines.
I'm very skeptical...fanoush wrote: ↑Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:48 amNo, not only for intel machines.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... -emulation
Then perhaps you didn't make it past the first paragraph?mahjongg wrote: ↑Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:27 amI'm very skeptical...
IMHO any kind of emulation, including this one, will make it excruciatingly slow, no better that what we can now do with x86 emulation and wine. Microsoft are not magicians, they cannot change the nature of what they want to do.
they can transcode their own applications, so it seems that their "normal windows applications" run just as fast as on an X86 PC, but that is just an illusion which will be broken when you try to run real normal x86 windows apps.
Yes they are "just" operating systems.I would expect the number of cases where Windows is useful to be about the same as when Linux is useful. They are, after all, both just operating systems.
No bashing from me. A happy Win 10 user on PC and laptop. I love it for it's Linux Subsystem for Windows!And, please, no OS bashing
With emulation and/or translation one can run almost anything on almost anything else. An extreme example is booting Linux on an 8 bit AVR micro-controller.No, not only for intel machines....With dynamic recompilation and caching of the output it can be as fast as native code on subsequent runs.
You probably made a typo, and meant "It's like dynamic translation is NOT a new thing."
hippy wrote: ↑Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:18 pmMaybe people could go watch the video and judge for themselves as to how responsive ARM 'running X86 code' is rather than speculating it will be too slow, too memory demanding, or unusable in some way to be of any use.
As for the utter nonsense that Windows 95 running in DosBox is about the best one can achieve; just watch the video and see Windows 10 desktop running on a Pi with pretty good performance IMO.
I don't know why any mention of Windows brings out the usual suspects to say it won't work when the evidence it can and does is staring them in the face. I could make a guess. Maybe it's a part of the toxicity of this forum which others have described ?
It often seems to me there's a concerted effort to inflame debate, drive discussion into the ground or get a thread locked so the discussion is silenced - job done!
Most of the negativity would be considered "concern trolling" and considered entirely unacceptable if that were directed at the Pi.
What makes you think we did not watch the video? I watched the video linked in the OP here. I guess you mean that one as it is the only one linked from this thread. Is there some other video you are referring to?Maybe people could go watch the video and judge for themselves as to how responsive ARM 'running X86 code' is rather than speculating it will be too slow, too memory demanding, or unusable in some way to be of any use.
There is no evidence staring anyone in the face here. The video shows Win 10 taking 15 minutes to boot on the Pi. There is no demo of it running anything when up....the usual suspects to say it won't work when the evidence it can and does is staring them in the face
Labeling everyone who disagrees with you or has a different opinion "toxic" is insulting. Please don't do that. Let's try to stick to debate and facts.I could make a guess. Maybe it's a part of the toxicity of this forum which others have described
As I explained in post that got deleted it is not downloaded from Russian websites. The site just generates links to microsoft download servers, there is nothing wrong with that. I guess you just worry too much.