1.) OK, excuse the newbie, but what is "qemu"?
2.) On which kernels does this work? (I will be installing new Cacko - still waiting for my C860)
3.) Where oh where does one find the Mathematica binary, is it Commercial or GPL?
1) Qemu is a cpu emulator (like bochs, only about two orders of magnitude faster). There is a version which emulates a complete PC which does not (yet) work on the arm architecture and a version which runs i386 linux binaries only which works.
2) The static binary I compiled should run on anything with an xscale cpu. The binary with shared libs needs a libc version compatible with the one from pdaXrom 1.0.5.
3) It is commercial (and our campus has a site license). I guess it's the whole point of qemu to run commercial binaries. If you had the source code you would port it to arm directly.
Two more updates:
i) Wine still does not work (I'm not trying too hard though).
ii) I got binfmt_misc to work and I figured out the -L switch, so now I can run i386 binaries seamlessly by simply invoking them like any other executable.