Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th Jan 2013 23:00 UTC
Windows "It's taken longer than expected but it has finally happened: unsigned desktop applications run on Windows RT. Ironically, a vulnerability in the Windows kernel that has existed for some time and got ported to ARM just like the rest of Windows made this possible. MSFT's artificial incompatibility does not work because Windows RT is not in any way reduced in functionality. It's a clean port, and a good one. But deep in the kernel, in a hashed and signed data section protected by UEFI's Secure Boot, lies a byte that represents the minimum signing level." Good stuff. Very good stuff.
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RE[2]: Seems like a lot of work
by ze_jerkface on Tue 8th Jan 2013 06:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Seems like a lot of work"
ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

Windows Store apps can be in .NET, C++, or JS.


Please stop spreading this myth.

.NET and C# are not the same thing.

Microsoft is not allowing .NET applications in Windows RT. C# is a supported language but without .NET that means existing applications have to be re-written in WinRT.

It's total bullshit really and an insult to .NET developers. Everything is expected to be re-written except Microsoft's software that gets access to the secret .NET/Win32 stash.

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