Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 19:50 UTC
Windows The HTC HD2 is probably one of the most enduring mobile phones out there. While it originally shipped with Windows Mobile way back in 2009, it has become one of the most hacker-friendly devices out there, and hackers have managed to port virtually everything to the device - various versions of Android, MeeGo, Ubuntu, and Windows Phone have found their way to the HD2. Russian hacker Cotulla, responsible for many of these ports, has just announced the next big port: Windows RT is now running on the HD2.
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anevilyak
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2005-09-14

Agree, Office might not have been the best example, just something off the top of my head. In any case, as for the RAM requirements, I think you're way too optimistic there - the measures you gave most probably don't include shared libraries and a host of other resources (OSes like to lie about such things).


It's not so much lying as it is being difficult to give an accurate representation of it. If the same shared library is loaded by multiple apps, it's actually only loaded into memory once and then mapped into each corresponding app's address space (at least the code section ; the data and other modifiable sections are mapped COW). That consequently makes it difficult to accurately assess the true memory usage of a given app, since, if the library is being used by more than one, you can't really lay the blame for that additional memory onto any given app, hence the complex and often confusing numbers one gets as far as memory usage goes.

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saso Member since:
2007-04-18

I know, don't worry, I do a little kernel development in my spare time. But I might not have expressed exactly what I meant when I said "lying" (of course everybody would like to know the exact value, including kernel developers, if such a value could be easily obtained).

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