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wingers
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« on: May 10, 2011, 12:38:50 PM »

Hi

Is it possible to run Windows on any of these devices? something like Windows 7 Basic or a slimmed down version of Windows XP?

Just these devices seem perfect for what I need in creating my home automation system but I am not a linux user and would rather be running Windows, perhaps even if it is Windows CE or something

Any thoughts/comments?
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 01:11:41 AM »

No chance :-) they did not got a x86 CPU.
debian and Android is available :-)
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 05:09:47 AM »

Take this as an opportunity to try Linux.  Ubuntu can be installed in a virtual machine inside windows, or as a dual boot so you can boot into either.  In no time you will wonder why you did not do it earlier and you will be converting all your family over.  It is great to feel that one is back in control of ones machine again.  Then you can use your new found skills to make the Plug do what you want.

Join the Ubuntu Users mailing list for support.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 05:44:47 AM »

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No chance :-) they did not got a x86 CPU.

or Itanium. Anyway - seems like MS is looking into the new options and markets these kind of low power systems can open for them: https://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/jan11/01-05socsupport.mspx
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 07:20:39 AM »

Thank you for your replies - I may well give linux a go then

How difficult is it to install android on one?
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