Want to run Windows apps on a Linux computer? WINE may be able to help. Want to run x86 bit applications on a PC with an ARM-based processor, or vice versa? Then an emulator like QEMU might be may be able to help.
This open source application combines WINE and QEMU in a way that makes it possible to run some x86_64 Windows applications on a computer that’s running a different operating systems (such as Linux or macOS) and which has a non-x86 processor (such as a chip that uses ARM or POWER architecture).
Hangover Alpha 2 was released over the weekend, bringing support for running x86 and x86_64 applications on ARM64, PPC64LE, and x86_64 architecture. But the latest build, released a year and a half after the first alpha, is still pretty rough around the edges – the developer says it “won’t run most applications,” and support for using Hangover on Android has been removed, since it was apparently “broken.”
Performance is also rather sluggish – some of the Windows games that can run under Hangover are said to slow to a crawl shortly after you start playing.
You can find more details, including a list of applications that have been tested at the Hangover GitHub page.
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