ozymandias
(junior member)
10/09/05 05:06 PM
pocketpc and windows xp/2000 programs

hello, it's my first post here - so I'll try to make it as nasty as possibile.

Can you run regular windows programs on a pocketpc pda? And, continuing that, are there cd emulation programs that run on pocketpc? I'm trying to decide what to buy, and I have a few medical books on cd - but they are normal windows versions, and require the cd. So I wondered if I could find some cd emulator, a pda with enough memory, and still run those programs on a pda.


neo979
(PDA Addict)
10/09/05 09:50 PM
Re: pocketpc and windows xp/2000 programs

No, of course not. Windows Mobile is a different operating system running on a different CPU architecture.

Microsoft's .NET framework aims to increase compatibility between the two platforms, but we've got a long way to go before the exact same program will run on both without alteration.

If you can find data files, however, that are in a common format - HTML, PDF, even CHM... you could probably find a PocketPC program that can read those files.


ozymandias
(junior member)
10/10/05 03:11 AM
Re: pocketpc and windows xp/2000 programs

then the next obvious question... does pocketpc has any advantages over palmos?

neo979
(PDA Addict)
10/10/05 03:43 PM
Re: pocketpc and windows xp/2000 programs

Yes, and Palm has lots of advantages too. You could find hundreds of pages debating this subject if you Googled it, but my personal opinion is that if you are an inexperienced user and you just want PIM functionality, get a Palm; if you want to use WiFi, Internet, and other more advanced features, get a PocketPC.

I find Palms easier to use and PocketPCs more powerful.



Contact the Folks at MobileTechReview.com | Privacy statement Go to mobiletechreview.com homepage

Powered by UBB.threads™ 6.5.5