Right. That is the significant fact in a nutshell. What this means is: If you require Windows emulation, then the Pi is not for you. Full stop.itimpi wrote:Windows emulation is not going to be of any practical use - it will always remain a curiosity. The Pi can emulate something like Windows 95 VERY slowly. It cannot emulate any modern variant of Windows as it does not have the resources to do so.
Linux is not just great for a hobbyist though. It's used for a vast number of webservers, it's the basis of Android and it's found in TV's, routers, and many other electronic devices. Many worksplaces use it - we do, but we also use MS stuff as well. It's just the desktop where it lags behind - although I use it fine!Justin Webley wrote:Dear Mezo,
Forgetting MS is not something people who deal with computers in the real world can afford to do with all the legacy software that is in use. Sure from a hobbiest point of view Linux is great but in no way does it replace windows in the workplace. So how about trying to help with the OP's question instead of spouting the age old linux fan boi chant of forget m$ and give some practicle help or say nothing at all.
Im looking into what I can and can't get the PI to do but so far I havn't had any cause to look into windows emulation so I cannot be of any help, I just wanted to point out to Mezo that his point of view is as narrow as any walled garden system deployed by APPle or M$.
Just to be clear, my position is that it might well be true that the OP can't "forget MS" - that he is required to use a certain piece of Windows software. And note that this may be true politically, even if it is isn't, strictly speaking, true technically. The PHB's may require that "XYZ" software be used - and "XYZ" only runs under Windows - even if, technically, Linux alternatives exist.jamesh wrote: To the OP's question, as Joe says, in this case, forget MS - what the OP wants to do is not possible using Windows software on the Raspi. BUT, there is Linux sw that could do the same job. So, in reality the replies have been spot on, if badly presented!