jarrod.sl at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 19:08:13 UTC 2011
On 1/27/11 11:48 AM, Fred wrote:
> I need to buy an expensive logic device programmer that connects to a
> PC through USB. Unfortunately, the user software that make it go only
> runs on Bill Gates' cancerous, virus-infested, scourge of the Earth
> excuse for an OS which I do not use. Is it likely to work ok using
> wine? What type of programs do not work well with wine? There is a
> supported, commercial version of wine that runs on Linux. Would I be
> better off buying that and running it on the FBSD Linux emulation?
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Chaining emulators just sounds like a bad idea; I would guess that your
risk of complications increases exponentially when doing this, and I
would bet anything that your performance decreases exponentially as
well. Also, I doubt the company that sells the commercial version of
wine would support their software when running on untested platforms
(e.g., FBSD w/ Linux Emulation). Further, that company probably has a
list of supported software and won't vouch for their product's ability
to run anything outside of that list.
If you absolutely must run it under a *nix, I would go with Linux for
If you'd set dogma aside, though, you would probably see that Windows is
your best bet for this project. A close second (if you had all the time
in the world) would be writing drivers yourself for your desired platform.
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