- CrackBerry Addict
01-15-2013, 02:54 PM #2
- 942 Posts
It's not possible to run windows programs on a Microsoft Surface RT tablet (unless its the surface Pro which isn't out yet), so on the Playbook... no.
You could try Splashtop Streamer for the Playbook, I have it its pretty good, I control my windows desktop from my Playbook connected to my TV via hdmi, who needs a smartTV
- 01-15-2013, 08:08 PM #7
Splashtop has to be used on WiFi but it does not need to have both devices on the same network. You can sign into your google/splashtop.com account and the Splashtop will find your PC.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-16-2013, 01:00 AM #10
- 441 Posts
- Just Pin It.
PlayBook runs on QNX which uses a locked down UNIX file system, Windows data file support is via Service Message Blocks (SMB) via a UNIX/Linux SAMBA (SMB) service on the PlayBook. Long story short, incompatible file system for executable files.
Best to look for Windows work alike apps or a remote service as suggested above.
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- CrackBerry Addict
01-16-2013, 01:26 PM #11
- 556 Posts
DOSbox seconded here.
You'll need a win95 disc (which is not 'free on internet'). Then consider the boot will last as long as win95 boots did on old PC (two full minutes), and there is no way to 'save state', so each time you quit the app you know you'll need to basically restart the PC. Then the obtained PC indeed is an old, slow PC. Last there is a glitch with the mouse tracking, that may quickly become annoying for more than short-term use. (may be overcome with a mouse, but I didn't try)
You'll find all the needed details here, searching threads for 'dosbox'. In the last one I even posted screenshots with win95.
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