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Testing x86 application emulation on Windows on ARM

Reviews of Windows on ARM devices pretty much always states that the access to applications is limited and the x86 emulation isn't the best solution. But how do those applications actually work (or not) on WoA laptops? Let's go through various apps and see.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 4G 14Q8C05 Windows on ARM laptop review

Windows on ARM is Microsoft's adventure into moving its operating system and its ecosystem to a different CPU architecture. Previous attempts like Windows RT failed so it begs the question will Windows on ARM succeed? Let us check how Lenovo IdeaPad 4G 14Q8C05 laptop with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c ARM SoC runs Windows 11 on ARM.

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Benchmarking Final Fantasy XIV on M1 Mac Mini

Final Fantasy XIV does support macOS but the game version isn't native to macOS not to mention Apple Silicon. It's pretty much a Windows version run via Wine wrapper. How does it perform on Apple M1 and how much performance is being lost?

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Generating memes and infographics with Pillow

Pillow is used for simple operations on images, like resizing, converting to other file formats, and so on. It also can be used to generate custom graphics like infographics or composites of multiple images - memes, infographics, and more. Let's take a look at how it can be done.

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WoW Dragonflight PTR and Classic on Windows on ARM devices

There are few Windows on ARM devices with Qualcomm ARM CPUs plus a few user-converted Android phones or tablets. Those are mostly higher-power variants of mobile phone chips so the performance isn't great but at least the devices are fanless and have quite long battery life. Let's see how they handle ARM-native WoW.

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