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Old 04-01-2008, 08:54 AM   #1
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Windows XP Running on the iRex iLiad!

4/2 Edit: For those who don't know, this was an April Fool's Joke. The iLiad is setup to launch a VNC viewer on startup connecting to a windows computer.

I've been able to successfully port Windows XP to the iLiad!

This has been a project a long time in the making. A lot of people complain about the lack of functionality of the iLiad OS. Linux is great, but there aren't a lot of good application choices for it. So Windows is the obvious solution. With windows running, we can run a full featured Firefox, Mobipocket Reader, Adobe Acrobat, even Outlook!

It doesn't run very fast, and I had to modify XP's boot sequence to work on the iLiad, along with a custom display driver. But overall, I think there's a lot of potential.

Here's a video of it booting:



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Old 04-01-2008, 09:18 AM   #2
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I've been able to successfully port Windows XP to the iLiad!
Nice! But makes me think of this screenshot for some reason...
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:22 AM   #3
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Good one

Very nice, Adam..... and by "very nice," I do mean very nice April Fool's joke.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:22 AM   #4
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This is nice! I might consider buying an Iliad now.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:26 AM   #5
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Out of curiosity would a CBR reader work on there?
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:28 AM   #6
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Ace of Penguin is not a April Fool's joke.
[EDIT:] So, it's a VNC connection. Or what?

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Old 04-01-2008, 09:36 AM   #7
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[EDIT:] So, it's a VNC connection. Or what?
Well that didn't take long...
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:39 AM   #8
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Doggone it! Here I thought I'd post a mysterious leak of the new Apple iSlate today. But your post is far more clever. Masterfully done, AdamB. And thank you!
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:44 AM   #9
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Added: And I missed this April fool's joke!!!!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:52 AM   #10
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Porting Wine to get the real possibility to run windows apps is an option. But I didn't get far with it.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:53 AM   #11
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Porting Wine to get the real possibility to run windows apps is an option. But I didn't get far with it.
I tried that as well.

The problem is that Wine is x86 and the iLiad is Arm. I don't think you can compile for one and run under the other without some compatibility layer.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:53 AM   #12
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WOW!!
You had to ZIP it, didn't you?
And... what about the performance?
So, at least, I can run my preferred WORD processsor!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:58 AM   #13
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The problem is that Wine is x86 and the iLiad is Arm. I don't think you can compile for one and run under the other without some compatibility layer.
Exactly.
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Any instructions for how can we, the regular mortals, install XP on the iliad? An "instalation package" will be nice...
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