pldrouin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 19:45:14 UTC 2011
"Linux emulation" on FreeBSD is not really emulation, in the sense that it
does not create virtual hardware. Some linux softwares run even faster on
FreeBSD than Linux... My worry would be more to make sure that USB
communication works through the "emulation" layers...
On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 2:08 PM, Jarrod Slick <jarrod.sl at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> If you absolutely must run it under a *nix, I would go with Linux for this
> 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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