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Qemu for Pi-Top

From: jm Greeves
Subject: Qemu for Pi-Top
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 12:27:08 +0000 (UTC)

Hi there,

I write you asking for your detailed help as our IT ability is exceptionally 

Two years ago, I bought a Pi-Top for my young son. Unfortunately, over that 
time period we have failed 100% to make any projects work and indeed we have 
become frustrated to dire desperation through trying. We are complete novices 
and it would seem that we need tonnes of prior knowledge of Linux systems and 
coding. Its all gibberish to us.

Therefore, Pi recommended Qemu to us. And I thought, great, now we can progress 
in a windows emulated environment. Unfortunately, when we navigate the Qemy 
blogs, etc., we find ourselves yet again knee-deep in jargon and the need for 
pre-knowledge. Even sites that give step-by-step guides, don't specify whether 
code is to be entered in the Terminal window, the DOS window or elsewhere. And 
even then, we just get "command does not exist".

All we want to do is:
1) Download Qemu (to emulate Windows and DOS on a Raspberian OS)
2) Install it on the pi-top (to run as an app, rather than replace the 
Raspberian OS)
3) Use it.

This sounds simple, but quite frankly we just don't understand how to do this! 
Our need is because of our absolute innocence, yet to get it requires higher 
order skills just to instal it.

Could you please help, with simple clear instructions that comprehensively 
assume pure stupidity. We need such 'stupid' instructions because nothing we 
have done has worked so far over 2 years and our Pi-Top has become an 
overpriced paperweight.

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated, as we would like to try your Qemu 
software before putting the Pi-Top in the bin.

Thank you,


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