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Old 17th January, 2013, 05:49 PM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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For AIR apps, there's nothing really to be done, as AIR is already sort of supported under Linux (even if it is an old version).

Wine doesn't emulate the hardware, so it doesn't need implement a virtual machine. Instead, it provides a wrapper around the Windows binary and runs it as a real Linux process.

For iPhone apps, the processor is completely different (ARM), so it'd need a virtual machine (something like QEMU) to make things work. That's not impossible, but needs a different method of dealing with things.
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