A few weeks ago, I finally decided to buy a Raspberry Pi 2 board as it could always be useful for some testing, at least for comparison purpose. I ended up buying it from Ebay for $40, as it’s more $3 to $5 more expensive locally.
Nevertheless I was not sure what I’ll use it first for, but after seeing a tweet for Exagear Desktop software that allows ARM boards to run x86 Linux or Windows applications, the later through wine. The program is available for Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 2, and ARMv7 devices for $19.95 to $29.95.
I asked for version for testing purpose, and I was given a Google Drive link to download Exagear for Raspberry Pi 2, as well as a 3-month trial key. Installation is very easy.
I started by downloading and installing Raspbian Jessie the usual way on a 32GB micro SD card. It went pretty smoothly, and after installation I had to run raspi-config to extend the partition size, change the timezone, and keyboard layout.
Once you have downloaded the 1.4GB tarball for Exagear, extract it in your Raspberry Pi 2:
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