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Microsoft Windows Hardware

Windows RT Jailbreak Tool Released 101

Posted by samzenpus
from the right-tool-for-the-job dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the Windows RT operating system had been jailbroken to allow for the execution of unsigned ARM desktop applications. Microsoft quickly issued a statement saying it does not consider the findings to be part of a security vulnerability, and applauded the hacker for his ingenuity. Now, a Windows RT jailbreak tool has been released."
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Windows RT Jailbreak Tool Released

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  • Re:Kudos (Score:5, Interesting)

    by DavidClarkeHR (2769805) <david DOT clarke AT hrgeneralist DOT ca> on Thursday January 10, 2013 @08:18PM (#42552931)

    Kudos to MS for being good sports about it.

    Why wouldn't they? Now that I can run (and compile) my own programs on it, I'd be willing to buy a windows RT tablet.

    Well ... maybe.

  • Re:windows rt (Score:2, Interesting)

    by meta-monkey (321000) on Thursday January 10, 2013 @10:45PM (#42554109) Journal

    The only reason I continue to use an iPhone is because it is jailbreakable. I'm still using 5.1.1, though, and won't upgrade to 6 until there is an untethered JB.

    I see it as the best of both worlds. I do like Apple's walled garden because of the polish, quantity, and diversity of the app offerings, but I want to be able to knock a hole in that wall every now and then when I want to do something they don't want me to do (wifi tethering, custom lock screens, custom notification badges, etc).

    I think that's a good mix for Apple, too. They get to lock down the OS so the vast majority of non tech-savvy customers don't wind up breaking their precious iDevices installing malware, but the holes still exist for the more adventurous users. Call it plausible deniability, maybe? However, if they ever succeed in truly battening down the hatches and making jailbreaking impossible, I'll be forced to jump ship.

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