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Wimpywoo
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Registered: ‎01-05-2015

Software update

Hi , just a question really , with a phone or computer it needs software updates , does the routers open source software get updated? Also when you need to use windows software with Linux you need software called wine to make it compatible, so how is windows computers compatible with the routers software? Thanks
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Re: Software update

Some vendors do provide updates to their software so you're best to check your model on the Vendors site, as for PN provided hardware I do not know. The Windows compatibility you are referring to is not related to Windows or Linux but the protocols they support. i.e. HTTP, SSL, TCP/IP etc.

Wimpywoo
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Re: Software update

Thank you for your reply, so is windows computers or phones compatible with open source software without the wine software ? Thanks.
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Re: Software update

I thought you were going to ask that, but I thought I'd reply to your original question first in case I was wrong. You might want to look at a product called Fusion by vmWare. This will run your software in a virtual windows environment on a Linux machine.
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Re: Software update

If the program is written for windows then they will run without any additional software. Wine is needed to "translate" from windows to Linux.
Or Virtualbox. (For a virtualised windows)
Wimpywoo
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Re: Software update

Thank you both for your help, I appreciate it very much Smiley