Thread: new OS runs desktop apps
06-17-2002, 02:59 PM #1
new OS runs desktop apps
a bit off-topic, but i just read this over on cnet:
One system for all handhelds?
"Two Singapore programmers claim to have created an operating system that can run programs written for Windows as well as Linux...At a media conference last week, the duo showed off a Compaq Computer iPaq PDA running desktop versions of Microsoft's Word, Powerpoint and Internet Explorer applications. The same iPaq also ran a Pac-Man game for the Atari OS and a version of Sun Microsystems' open source-based StarOffice software suite."
pretty cool...even if it is "thin"
06-17-2002, 03:09 PM #2
Are you talking about Lindows?
I ran across that last week...I don't know if it runs on a PPC though...I didn't look that close at it...
06-17-2002, 03:22 PM #3
nope, Lindows is a Linux program that lets Linux users run Windows apps. this is apparently a server-side OS that can will let you run desktop Windows apps, Linux apps, Sun apps, Atari apps, etc. on your handheld. the handheld portion is apparently a "thin" client; most of the processing is done by the server.
while i have my complaints about the "dumbed-down" Pocket PC versions of MS Office, using the full-blown app through Terminal Server can be unweildly imho. it would be cool if there were a "toggle" on Office that would let you one-click to hide extraneous toolbars when running on a handheld client...
06-22-2002, 11:15 AM #4
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Lindows = (Linux + XFree86 + WINE + custom window manager)
Redhat Linux can do the same thing. For free. Has done it for years. With that said, though, Lindows' default window manager looks pretty decent, and might be Linux's ticket to real market penetration.><> Kim <><
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06-22-2002, 12:18 PM #5
to take this thread even more off topic...
Speaking of WINE - check out http://www.codeweavers.com/products/office/ it allows all win32 apps to run on Linux
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06-22-2002, 12:59 PM #6
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I was wondering where they loaded the MS Word / Powerpoint / Office suite in PPC memory.... Word XP and IE together use approx 30MB in active RAM....
06-22-2002, 01:00 PM #7Originally posted by corphack
I was wondering where they loaded the MS Word / Powerpoint / Office suite in PPC memory.... Word XP and IE together use approx 30MB in active RAM....Covert of www.cghm.8k.com
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