Is there WINE for iOS?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by hxlover904, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. hxlover904 macrumors regular

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    Is there any app that allows you to run a windows program on iOS? Even if it has to be side loaded?
     
  2. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    IOS, or Mac OS ?
    Wine is a desktop application for Linux, not a mobile application. I think they are creating WINE for ARM processors testing it with android, but it's got a while before it's useful.

    Additionally, what applications to you want to run ? Windows apps? Android apps? Linux apps?
     
  3. hxlover904 thread starter macrumors regular

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    iOS. and windows programs. It's a business specific piece of software but i would like to be able to run it on my iPad.
     
  4. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    Not going to happen, setup team viewer on the remote computer, and install it on the ipad, that's about as good as you're going to get!
     
  5. raab macrumors member

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    You'd be better off looking at Citrix XenApp or Microsoft RemoteApp to publish the applications to the end user, rather than trying to shoehorn something onto the phone
     
  6. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

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    Do you realize that is like trying to use a screwdriver as a sledgehammer? iOS is completely the wrong tool for the job no matter how you look at it. No reasonable person would try to run a Windows application on iOS.

    Your only reasonable solution (as already recommended) is to use an iOS app to connect to a remote desktop of some kind like "XenApp" or Microsoft's native "Remote Desktop" iOS app.
     
  7. throAU macrumors 601

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    No there isn't.

    WINE requires an x86/x64 CPU which iOS does not have.
     
  8. hxlover904 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is going to be used in the field and there usually isn't signal or wifi available to use any of the remote access solutions. And I'd like avoid buying either a surface or windows laptop for the ability to run one program.
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 603

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    iOS CPUs can't run Windows applications in Wine or any other way, so it sounds like your only option is to use a Surface.
     

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