Running exe files

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  1. Mr.Malicious

    Mr.Malicious New Member

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    Hey everyone, I hope I put this in the right forum. anyway, is there a way to run exe. Files on the ipod touch? I currently have a second generation, with 2.2. Any help is appreciated. thank you!
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    You can't. exe files are are built for the x86 architecture, while the iPod touch (and iPhone) use the ARM architecture.
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    No, .exes are ran in Windows. Not any other OS.
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    The answer is simple...no, I'm afraid. Why would you want to run an .exe?
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    Mr.Malicious New Member

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    Trying to test somrthing, I know that it only works with Windows, but I've seen a program for the mac that can be used to open them, since the os on the iphone is stripped down, I thought that it might have a program for it, like the mac.
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    were you using parallels or vmware? that allows you to run windows whole os on a mac system, while running the mac os in the front.
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    Hmm, I never tried this, please elaborate, what you say seems promising. :)
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    these programs are for mac, and they are not free in any way, unless you decide to pirate, but thats your business.

    Parallels Desktop for Mac: http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/

    VMWare Fusion: http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/

    these programs allow you to run mac and windows all at the same time on one mac machine. i use parallels. very n00bish friendly, i recommend it.
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    Right, my business. Anyway, thanks for the link to Parallel. :D But will it work for the iPhone? It looks like it would, since iPhone OS and Mac OS are similiar.
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    No, there is no Parellels for Mac OS X, and it would be unusable anyways to have an emulator running Windows with Mobile OS X in the background.
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