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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RE[14]: x86
by viton on Fri 11th Jan 2013 23:37 UTC in reply to "RE[13]: x86"
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What your talking about isn't going to run as well as something optimized to use the ARM's registers natively.

The goal, to my understanding, is to execute legacy programs with competitive performance, not a Guinness records for the sake of it.

It perplexes me why you think an ARM processor could run x86 code as well as intel can.

I didn't made such a performance claims. I'm talking about good enough performance. Even if it is just 50%.

As I said, Intel engineers did ARM binary translation without any "magic buzz" about it. It just works.

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