Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2013 23:27 UTC
Windows So, a rudimentary jailbreak for Windows RT made its way onto the web these past few days. Open source applications were ported right away, and it was confirmed that Windows RT is the full Windows - it's exactly the same as regular Windows, except that it runs on ARM. Microsoft responded to the jailbreak as well.
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by saso on Wed 9th Jan 2013 00:18 UTC
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A Windows that can't run x86 code, but only Metro applications, is a safe Windows.

But if you're not going to be running existing Windows software, what exactly is the selling point of Windows then? What's the added value of Metro apps over, say, Android, which has much more software available for it and is far less developer hostile (since it gives you lots more freedom on how to develop software for it).

This has puzzled me about Microsoft's Windows RT strategy ever since they announced it. They offer an Apple-priced product with the same lack of openness and far less software. But the market doesn't need another Apple, that need has already been covered.

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