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    Phoronix: More Details On The WSL-Based Flatpak for Windows, Including Linux Games Running

    A few days ago we wrote about Red Hat developer and Flatpak creator Alexander Larsson getting Flatpaks running on Windows albeit using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). He's now shared more details on that accomplishment...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Windows-Update

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    Games? Are they hardware accelerated though?

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    • #3
      Just, go Qubes OS, if you want to feel safe​​... Flatpak is far from being secure...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kravemir View Post
        Just, go Qubes OS, if you want to feel safe​​... Flatpak is far from being secure...
        It's not about "tin foil hat" level of security but about introducing Windows users to native Linux apps. If you show them on Windows that they can do whatever they need to do with only Linux apps then it will be much easier to convert them fully to Linux desktop. Ofc this will not help with heavy Adobe CC users for example but should help with normal office/internet-focused users if packaged nicely (some graphical interface like Gnome Software on Windows side).

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        • #5
          Linux desktop still needs some time in the oven. I've been using Libreoffice and writer is great, but Calc leaves a lot to be desired. Auto-resizing columns doesn't work as expected. pretty critical feature to have broken. I'm half expecting to see developers try shipping games for Linux using WSL flatpak images... dunno how that'll go.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
            Games? Are they hardware accelerated though?
            You can do indirect OpenGL rendering through X. AFAIK no direct rendering though.

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            • #7
              now lets get a web browser running on web assembly , running on a web browser , running on flatpack, running on wine , running on windows subsystem for linux
              Last edited by GunpowaderGuy; 09-17-2018, 07:55 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GunpowaderGuy View Post
                now lets get a web browser running on web assembly , running on a web browser , running on flatpack, running on wine , running on windows subsystem for linux
                That's pretty deep, but we still need to go deeper and include windows95 in there

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                • #9
                  Done win 95 in browser, you should probably run it in lynx to be sure

                  https://win95.ajf.me/
                  Last edited by Bitey; 09-18-2018, 02:40 AM. Reason: lynx

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                  • #10
                    But does it run Windows games on wine?

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