ARM processors are NOT common in PCs anyway, most PCs including mine are x86 (intel or AMD). I would however assume though that whatsapp would run on ARM (for example raspberry pi), I hear most android phones are ARM based, so I'm surprised to hear whatsapp being not ARM supported, I'd think it more likely to be not x86 supported.
I've used google hangouts plenty, it works well for me, but the people I'm communicating with don't seem to use it, that's why I'm trying to see about running whatsapp from a PC.
So the FAQs indicate any native method for use on a PC is out, but what about emulation. There are plenty of ways to get windows programs (unsupported on linux) to run on linux, atleast if you are lucky with the program in question. And being designed for a phone means whatsapp will surely expect only a pretty low amount of processing power and memory space, so virtual machines might be a possibility?
Failing some kind of VM or emulation, are there any linux or windows programs able to cross communicate with someone who is on whatsapp without having to be whatsapp itself. I heard that the pidgin messenger on linux used to have a whatsapp plugin but whatsapp changed so this stopped working.
Edited by rp88, 29 December 2017 - 11:29 PM.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB