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[2]: Comment by saso
by Morgan on Wed 9th Jan 2013 05:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by saso"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

As for running 'classic' desktop apps on a tablet, even if I COULD do this, would I really want to? I usually don't walk around with a keyboard and mouse in my back pocket ;)



Why not, when this is available? http://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Handheld-Keyboard-Multi-Touchpad-Po...

I have one for my Raspberry Pi and it works amazingly well. So far I've only had to charge it twice in three weeks, including the initial charge, and the laser pointer is fun for messing with my fiancee's dog.

They also make a USB wireless version for use with computers without Bluetooth, though this one does come with a Bluetooth dongle as a nice bonus.

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RE[3]: Comment by saso
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 9th Jan 2013 15:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by saso"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

How is the keypress on the keyboard itself? It looks bad from the pictures. I have a bluetooth keyboard right now that's just terrible to type with. I'm faster with onscreen keyboards than it. I'm not asking for a model m, but something with some action and speed would be enough for me.

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RE[4]: Comment by saso
by Morgan on Wed 9th Jan 2013 16:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by saso"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

It's actually pretty good, the keys have a definite "click" feeling and are consistent. Keeping in mind it's a thumb keyboard, it's a big step up from every mobile phone keyboard I've ever used. It feels somewhat like a Motorola Cliq with the rounded keys, but the spacing is better. The only issue might be if you have small hands; the trackpad on the right can't be avoided easily but my large hands adapt very well to it.

Once again though, it is a mobile keyboard so you won't be writing a thesis paper with it. It's great for those times you need a portable keyboard though; it works very well so far with every device I've used it on.

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