Jailbroken Microsoft Surface RT gets a taste of an Apple OS from the '90s
posted by Nick T. / Jan 11, 2013, 7:09 AM
And so, it has begun. Only hours after a hassle-free jailbreak solution was released for Windows RT, people have started experimenting with running unsigned apps on the Microsoft Surface tablet. One of them is Steven Troughton-Smigh who you might have heard of before. His hack? Well, he decided to try running the Apple Rhapsody operating system dating from the '90s, just because Windows 95 felt too boring for him. And it looks like Steve succeeded.
Sure, it appears that the software is running in an emulator of some kind, but that's not too important. What truly matters is that successfully jailbreaking Windows RT might open the floodgates for a whole new community of homebrew software developers. This hack goes to show how much untapped potential there is in Microsoft's OS, and those with the right coding skills might very well make it available to a broader range of users.
Is there any application that you'd like to see running on Windows RT and the Microsoft Surface? Let us know down in the comments!
Did you say, Apple? just take my money!!! :D
posted on Jan 11, 2013, 7:24 AM 3
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lmao poor zorua, and i thought you have illusion ability to confuse predator, but it turns out you being confused by this. just lol
posted on Jan 11, 2013, 7:31 AM 1
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So if they are able to bring out unthethered jailbreak for Windows RT, then I think more people will start adopting this new OS, as people are restraining themself from buying RT because of it's very closed nature like Mac OSX. Only place to install apps is Windows market place, maybe sideloading and installing the apps, and even able to run X86 apps on some emulator, will attract Many users..........
posted on Jan 11, 2013, 8:27 AM 0
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