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Windows RT Jailbroken To Run Third-Party Desktop Apps

Dudds Re:Developing Applications (178 comments)

Windows RT contains a complete Win32 API environment (all the standard DLLs are there: kernel32.dll, user32.dll, etc).

Visual Studio 2012 comes with the ARM compiler, so building executables is fairly easy. The restriction, to not allow ARM Win32 applications, only came late in the development cycle, so it's really only hacked in. Visual Studio will even allow native development for ARM applications, going as far to remote debugging the application, by simply adding a "enabled" setting to the ARM manifest file.

The Windows RT SDK for building executables is not required to link existing applications, only a library file is required and that is easily built (in the XDA thread, a tool was posted that builds library files from live DLLs).

about 2 years ago

Why America Doesn't Need More Tech Giants Like Apple

Dudds Re:Inequality is not a problem (631 comments)

I don't know about you but I wasn't born with MDP or some other degenerative disease. I'm not equal to those people and they're not equal to me.

If you're saying that we all have the same opportunity, then you're wrong too. Bill Gates' children started out with more opportunity and will go on to continue to have more opportunity than I. They'll never worry about paying rent or having to maintain their car for example, let alone what type of company they'll run and whether or not they'll do so indirectly or directly.

The constitution sure has some nice ideas and declarations in it, but it's certainly not how it really is... and not how it was back then.

more than 3 years ago

Why SCO UNIX Is A Bad Idea

Dudds Preemptivly replacement? (312 comments)

If SCO refuses to show what code is infringing, then why not look at what "hints" they've given, for instance, I've read that the SMP related code is tainted... so why not just rip all the SMP stuff out and rewrite it?

Taking that same tatic, you could easily replace all the code that is possibly infringing, and in the process, refine what portions had to be recoded. Everyone wins? eh?


more than 11 years ago


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