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Old 07-24-06, 05:08 PM   #1
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Run Windows programs on Pocket PC 2003 SE (Windows CE 4.2 SE)?

Is there a way to run programs designed for desktop Windows (ie. Windows XP, Windows 98 SE, etc.) on Pocket PC 2003 SE (Windows CE 4.2 SE)? If yes, can you tell me how and what?
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Old 07-24-06, 06:33 PM   #2
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Not really. The processor architechtures are radically different, and Windows Mobile has only a small fraction of the APIs and libraries that a desktop does.

Some people have managed to run Windows 98 in PC emulators like Bochs, but this is more of a proof of concept than an actual solution, due to performance related issues.

There are some programs which have been ported from the desktop to PPCs, or which have very close relatives available on Windows Mobile. If you have a specific program or programs in mind, you might be able to find something that fits your needs.
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The program(s) that I want to run don't have pocket pc versions of themselves and I have no access to the source code of them either.
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Originally Posted by Steven855
The program(s) that I want to run don't have pocket pc versions of themselves and I have no access to the source code of them either.
I'll bet something similar can be found for a pocket PC.

For instance, I use AutoCAD on the desktop but, Pocket CAD on the PDA.
Works very well and sync's back 'n forth. Very useful, very reliable.

I would suggest a hunt or, declare what programs you actually require.
I would bet, dollar to a donut, the forums members know! :approve:
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Old 07-26-06, 03:38 PM   #5
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Ok, If you really want to know what programs I want to run, the list includes: Finale Notepad, Maguma Open Studio, Macromedia Flash Player, and Sun Java Studio Creator 2.
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Flash player for Pocket IE.
Cedit has got syntax highlighting (too bad it's not free. This app is really easy to write. If I only had more time on my hands... ).
PocketHTML.NET is a quick-and-dirty HTML editor.
I don't know if you can install php on the tiny machines, but I've installed apache and perl 5.8.2(so CGI is working, and perl is more fun than php. ).
I don't know anything about note/music apps, and Java support is so far limited on pocket pcs (Microsoft created .NET for a reason).
There are (as you know now, at the very least) loads of different apps for pocket pc, so google is hopefully your next stop.
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Old 07-26-06, 04:26 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by DaLabrador
Flash player for Pocket IE.
Cedit has got syntax highlighting (too bad it's not free. This app is really easy to write. If I only had more time on my hands... ).
PocketHTML.NET is a quick-and-dirty HTML editor.
I don't know if you can install php on the tiny machines, but I've installed apache and perl 5.8.2(so CGI is working, and perl is more fun than php. ).
I don't know anything about note/music apps, and Java support is so far limited on pocket pcs (Microsoft created .NET for a reason).
There are (as you know now, at the very least) loads of different apps for pocket pc, so google is hopefully your next stop.
As far as Maguma Open Studio goes, I just want a program (possibly an ide and not a text editor) that lets me write php code. For some reason, Macromedia Flash doesn't work in Pocket Internet Explorer. Does SOMEONE know about any (decent) music notation programs for the pocket pc?
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Syntax highlighting is better than nothing.
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What is syntax highlighting?
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if you really want any windows application to go, check out this link. I use one of these, and it works great.CompUSA.com - Sony VAIO UX380N Notebook - VGN-UX380N - Notebooks & Tablet PCs Notebooks
I have tryed diferent hacks and just about every thing else to get windows on PPC. but I have come up with this conclusion: get a ultra-mobile pc.
PS: just to clarify, No I am not a sales man, I am an electrical engineering student.
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Originally Posted by Tachyon21 View Post
if you really want any windows application to go, check out this link. I use one of these, and it works great.CompUSA.com - Sony VAIO UX380N Notebook - VGN-UX380N - Notebooks & Tablet PCs » Notebooks
I have tryed diferent hacks and just about every thing else to get windows on PPC. but I have come up with this conclusion: get a ultra-mobile pc.
PS: just to clarify, No I am not a sales man, I am an electrical engineering student.
:attn: Buddy, note that money is tight and I can't spend more than $200 for it at this time.
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