Difference between revisions of "Will RPi Run"

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! Note
 
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| My favorite PS3/PC game/Software
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| My favorite PS3/PC game
 
| NO !
 
| NO !
 
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# The majority of games are made for Windows.  
 
# The majority of games are made for Windows.  
 
# The majority of these games are closed -source (no easy porting).  
 
# The majority of these games are closed -source (no easy porting).  
# The majority of these games/Apps are VERY resource intensive ( a Pi is a PII @ 300 MHz + 192 MB RAM Note: Megahertz, Megabytes)
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# The majority of these games are VERY resource intensive ( a Pi is a PII @ 300 MHz + 256 MB RAM - Note: MEGAhertz, MEGAbytes)
 
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| My favorite Web 2.0 /1.0 App
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| My favorite Web 2.0 / 1.0 App
 
| ?
 
| ?
| As long there is no Flash content , of course. Might be slow. Check out the mobile versions.
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| As long there is no Flash content , of course. Might be slow. Check out the mobile versions. Propably no hulu for you.
 
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| Windows
 
| Windows
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| WINE
 
| WINE
 
| No
 
| No
| Sorry. WINE is x86 only.
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| Sorry. WINE is x86 only. Anything else is a pipe dream , believe me.
 
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|Windows 8
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| Windows 8
 
| NO !
 
| NO !
|Needs more RAM and will only run on Cortex/Tegra ("better" processors).  
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| Needs more RAM and will only run on Cortex/Tegra ("better" processors). Also only the tablet producers make
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contracts with Microsoft.  
 
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|WinCE/WinMobile/ <br>  WinXYZ
 
|WinCE/WinMobile/ <br>  WinXYZ
 
| NO !  
 
| NO !  
| Oh well, you are really clever. You have loads of money to throw away (licenses + man-hours and more man-hours of work) , or what ? I assure you: You won't be able to run Win32 .exes (no Crysis) ! Don't forget : the primary aim is education - embedded apps (conformity+ testing) come later.
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* Do you have loads of money to throw away (licenses + man-hours and more man-hours of work) ?
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* Do you realise that you won't be able to run plain Win32 .exes (no Crysis !) ?
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* Do you realise that the primary aim is education ? - anything else isn't tested or will be accounted for (embedded)
 
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|Netflix
 
|Netflix
 
|No
 
|No
|Netflix Runs on proprietary technology which is not supported for Linux. There is a petition against that online.
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|Netflix uses proprietary technology which is not supported for Linux. There is a petition against that online.
 
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|Android
 
|Android
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|No
 
|No
 
|RAM usage is too demanding for the RPi. But you know , Minecraft geeks will come up with something. Perhaps a "lite" server.
 
|RAM usage is too demanding for the RPi. But you know , Minecraft geeks will come up with something. Perhaps a "lite" server.
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|Hulu
 
|No
 
|Flash Based !
 
 
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|Java
 
|Java

Revision as of 08:46, 10 April 2012

Program Will It Run? Note
My favorite PS3/PC game NO !
  1. The majority of games are made for Windows.
  2. The majority of these games are closed -source (no easy porting).
  3. The majority of these games are VERY resource intensive ( a Pi is a PII @ 300 MHz + 256 MB RAM - Note: MEGAhertz, MEGAbytes)
My favorite Web 2.0 / 1.0 App  ? As long there is no Flash content , of course. Might be slow. Check out the mobile versions. Propably no hulu for you.
Windows No Windows runs only on x86 type computers , the Pi is ARM.
WINE No Sorry. WINE is x86 only. Anything else is a pipe dream , believe me.
Windows 8 NO ! Needs more RAM and will only run on Cortex/Tegra ("better" processors). Also only the tablet producers make
contracts with Microsoft. 
WinCE/WinMobile/
WinXYZ
NO !
  • Do you have loads of money to throw away (licenses + man-hours and more man-hours of work) ?
  • Do you realise that you won't be able to run plain Win32 .exes (no Crysis !) ?
  • Do you realise that the primary aim is education ? - anything else isn't tested or will be accounted for (embedded)
Netflix No Netflix uses proprietary technology which is not supported for Linux. There is a petition against that online.
Android ? Very propable , but NOT Ice Cream Sandwich ! Remember : 256 MB RAM ?
Minecraft No RAM usage is too demanding for the RPi. But you know , Minecraft geeks will come up with something. Perhaps a "lite" server.
Java Yes Might be *slow* . No idea about browser plugins.
Flash No You can try gnash (GNU Flash) and gazillions of other projects. They are NOT a drop-in replacement for Adobes official thing.
YouTube Yes You can use the HTML 5 version of YouTube