Emulator to run x86 applications on the Raspberry Pi (ARM)

Eltechs ExaGear Desktop Package

The Russian company Eltechs has created ExaGear Desktop, a software for the ARMv6 and ARMv7 family, and therefore compatible with all Raspberry Pi models. With this software, which is basically a virtual machine, applications created for the x86 platform can be run on these types of systems.

Now, with the release of the new version of Eltechs ExaGear Desktop, support for ARMv6 is also extended, that's why can be used on the Raspberry Pi SBC. In addition, the Russian company has optimized the program for use on the Raspberry Pi 2, the newest of the boards. For this board, users will be able to enjoy automations.

Exa Gear Desktop can work almost 5 times faster than QEMU, so its performance is a factor to take into account. And for those who are wondering, now it also works with other distros like Ubuntu and Debian, even if you have a board like Odroid, Cubieboard, CuBox, Banana Pi, etc., you can make the software work.

As a downside, the software is not open source or free and not free. The price for the Pi 2 is around $ 25 and for the Pi around $ 20, although you can find lower prices for other versions. You can see more information on the Eltechs.com website.

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