Windows Rt Jailbreak Tool Gives Tablet Desktop-like Functions
Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:46 AM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:14 AM
*sigh* This is Wondows RT, not Windows 8. Windows 8 runs all legacy programs because it is based on x86 architecture. Windows RT is based on ARM architecture and therefore not compatible with programs built for x86. Microsoft IS making a Surface tablet that is running Windows 8.
There is a reason Microsoft made the Surface RT and the Surface Pro. The RT is for the home consumer, while the Pro is mainly for the business consumer.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:03 PM
Ok do you know about how that works. This guy wrote code where you can emulate legacy apps. Im sure if it was feasible to emulate legacy apps then Microsoft would have done it. There is a reason why they say that you can try this at your own risk. It isn't very feasible. Sure your can hack your way to run legacy apps that are tested to work on surface rt. Whenever you emulate something like this you will experience a lot of lag and a lot of bugs. If Microsoft was to release a fix like this then more people would be complaining about how only 1/5 of the apps word and how it is a lot less secure. Anyways Microsoft did make a Windows 8 tablet for business. It's called the surface. So no Microsoft isn't screwing the business market.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:13 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:39 AM
The Surface Pro is deisgned for businesses and has full backwards compatibility. (After all, it's basically just a PC.) But honestly, the regular Surface is a very usable piece of hardware. Microsoft could not have feasibly provided backwards compatibility to everything ever written for Windows, but they should have left the Desktop unlocked for ported apps. A coworker of mine believes that marketing forced them into the lock-down state, most likely to encourage purchases from the app store instead of ported applications. One can only hope that Microsoft one day backs down from this position and unlocks the desktop, because Windows has never been this locked down before.
I applaud the hackers who came up with the one-click hack, but sure wish they could find something more permanent and unbeatable, because I'm just waiting for the next update that breaks this nice little addition...
There's some truth to this. However, I was playing with this exploit, and any new executable Windows didn't know about threw up a "SmartScreen" warning that required a couple taps to even let it start. That's one layer of protection that exists. The other is that by default the tablet probably ought to operate locked down for more "secure" use, but provide an option somewhere to unlock it, with all the banners and big red letters that tell you that you're putting yourself at some risk. No reason for the OS to be permanently locked down the way it is.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:23 PM
Need a Windows ISO image?