Will RPi Run

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Program Will It Run? Note
A piece of software  ? First, look below and replace "game" with "my software" . If it is open source , You could try to test it yourself. :
Get the development VM , the  software source code, 
compile in scratchbox, run in scratchbox and qemu :
If it works it'll work on the pi , but perhaps slower.
My favorite PS3/PC game NO !
  • The majority of these games are made for Windows.
  • The majority of these games are closed-source (no easy porting).
  • The majority of these games are VERY resource intensive
    ( a Pi is a PII @ 300 MHz + 256 MB RAM - Note: MEGAhertz, MEGAbytes)
Minecraft : There is a Pi edition , Quake 3 : luckily yes , other games: convince the developer !
My favorite Web 2.0 / 1.0 App  ? As long there is no Flash content , of course. Might be slow. Check out the mobile/HTML5 versions.
facebook: yes , Google : yes , hulu : no , youtube: yes.
Windows No Windows runs only on x86 type computers , the Pi is ARM.
Windows 8 NO !
  • Will only run on Cortex/Tegra ("better" processors).
  • Needs more RAM
  • Only the tablet producers may make contracts with Microsoft.
    The producers do the porting work.
Windows CE Yes.

I hope you know what you're doing. Look here .

WINE No Sorry. WINE is x86 only. Anything else is a pipe dream , believe me.
Netflix No Netflix uses proprietary technology (Microsoft Silverlight) which is not supported for Linux. Netflix is
already aware of this.
Android  ? The Razdroid project seems to be on hiatus. The "official" build will probably never be released.[1]
  1. |- |Java |Yes | You can use OpenJDK (slow, but open-source) or the Oracle version. After some early access releases , the stable Oracle version is being bundled with recent NOOBS releases. |- |Flash |No |You can try gnash (GNU Flash) and many other projects.
    They are NOT a drop-in replacement for Adobes official thing. |- | Apache | Yes apparently |Apache Web server port Page |- |}