Russia-based Eltechs has announced this week that its ExaGear Desktop virtual machine now supports ARMv6, in addition to ARMv7, allowing users of the software to run x86 apps on all versions of the Raspberry Pi mini PC.
Eltechs has now extended ExaGear to support earlier ARMv6 versions of the Raspberry Pi as well as optimising the software to work with the latest and fastest Raspberry Pi 2 PC.
Linux Gizmos explains a little more :
“The key to the Pi 2 enhancements was that the software, which was previously optimized for Ubuntu, now fully supports Debian, including the Debian-based Raspbian. The host system can now run Ubuntu 12.04 or higher, Debian 7, or Raspbian. The new release had also added guest images for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and Debian 7.
In addition to supporting the Raspberry Pi, the software runs on Linux-based platforms including Odroid, Cubieboard, CuBox, Utilite, Jetson TK1, Wandboard, and Banana Pi, among others. ExaGear Desktop can also run on an ARM-based Chromebook. As before, running Windows programs is possible by also installing the Wine emulator.”
For more information on the new ExaGear Desktop virtual machine jump over to the official website for details and where the new fully Raspberry Pi compatible version of ExaGear Desktop is available from today priced at $30.