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  • 7Zip and other desktop apps being ported to Windows RT due to jailbreak, ARM app store in the works

    Windows on ARMJust recently, we learned about a way to run non-Windows Store apps on a Windows RT device via a circumvention method that requires tinkering with the portion of the RAM that instructs Windows RT on whether it should run unsigned code or signed code.

  • Windows RT Running on ARM Has Full Win32 Compatibility

    Windows on ARMAs far back as I can remember the differences between the full version of Windows 8 and the tablet version, now dubbed Windows RT, were made pretty clear. Whilst the Modern UI section of them was going to be essentially identical the full version of Windows wasn't going to run on anything that wasn't x86 compatible and RT would be the version that could run on low power systems like ARM.

  • Hacker Gets Windows 95 to Run on Windows RT

    Windows on ARMA security expert has already managed to bypass Microsoft's restrictions to find a way to run unsigned desktop apps on Windows RT, so the jailbreak community has started work on developing new ways to make the most of this exploit.

  • Windows RT Gets Jailbroken to Run Desktop Windows Applications

    Windows on ARMEven though Microsoft has said so many times that Windows RT is the best way to enjoy the new Windows 8 features on a tablet, many have criticized the operating system for not supporting legacy Windows apps.

  • VLC for Windows 8 Developer Badmouths Windows RT

    Windows on ARMThe VLC for Windows 8 Kickstarter project has finally reached its goal, so developers can now start work on porting the multimedia player to Microsoft's new platform. VideoLAN developers have already confirmed that a Windows RT version is also in the works, but it appears that some members of the team find such a project a waste of time.

  • Media Players Compatible With Windows RT

    Windows on ARMIf you are planing to buy a Windows RT laptop and you are worried about the flaw that it is not loaded with an in built media player like the other Windows OS then dont worry MachineHappy has brought you the complete package of  media-players for Windows RT just a click away from you.

  • What applications are available on Windows RT?

    Windows on ARMTakeaway: Tony McSherry looks at the desktop applications available on the Windows RT Surface tablet. Like all Windows computers, the Surface offers Accessories, Ease of Access, and System applications, and while they may lack the colourful UI of the Start screen and RT apps, they still provide useful functions.

  • Could we see Android apps run on Surface and Windows RT?

    Windows on ARMWay back in January, BlueStacks announced that it would launch an app player that will allow Windows 8 PCs to run all of the hundreds of thousands of apps made for Google's Android OS. Later, BlueStacks announced a deal with AMD that would add BlueStacks support for AMD-based Windows 8 computers.

  • How to Enable Flash Websites on Windows RT and Surface RT

    Windows on ARMAs you probably know by know if you're a Windows RT tablet owner, Microsoft's new operating doesn't allow users to load Flash websites, unless they're placed on a whitelist created and managed by the Redmond-based technology company.

  • Windows RT is not yet optimized for Tegra 3 chips

    Windows on ARMThe Tegra 3 SoC by NVIDIA can be found under the hood of many Android smartphones and tablets. Even a video game console – the Ouya, which got Kickstarted not long ago, is powered by this potent quad-core piece of silicon. Microsoft also chose a Tegra 3 chip to be the heart and brains of its Windows RT Surface tablet.

  • O2 to Release 3G Support for Windows RT and Surface RT

    Windows on ARMAs you probably know by now, Microsoft's Surface RT tablet doesn't feature 3G support, so browsing the Internet without a Wi-Fi connection is practically impossible.
     

  • Windows RT: Moving from x86 to ARM is not that simple

    Windows on ARMWe got in touch with Gérard Metrailler, Senior Director, Product Management, Graphics at Corel Corporation and asked him, what the main challenges in developing ARM-powered, Windows-RT versions of existing applications are.

  • Windows 8 Architecture Wars, Part 1: Clover Trail vs. ARM

    Windows on ARMFolks, we're standing on the edge of a cliff. Behind us is the comfortable confines of the PC world of old, desktops and laptops in all their familiar guises. But ahead, we see the blue sky and uncertainty of an amazing range of Windows PC and device types, with varying architectures and capabilities. It's a future of amazing possibility, but it's also confusing.

  • New 3DMark to Compare Windows, Windows RT, Android and iOS Devices

    Windows on ARMFuturemark has announced that the next version of 3DMark, its popular benchmarking software, will offer cross platform testing capabilities on Windows, Windows RT, Android and iOS devices. With three all new tests Futuremark says 3DMark can be used with the full range of hardware from smartphones and tablets, to notebooks and home PCs, to the latest high-end, multi-GPU gaming desktops. Futuremark expects to launch the new 3DMark before the end of the year.

  • Google Search app for Windows 8 adds Windows RT support

    Windows on ARMWhen Google launched its official Google Search app for Windows 8 a few weeks ago, we noted that the app was one of the few in the Windows Store that didn't support Windows RT. Today, the company has released an update to the app that solves that problem.

  • Microsoft's Surface RT: Using existing Windows apps remotely

    Windows on ARMSummary: Can you run existing Windows apps on Surface RT and other Windows RT devices? If you have the right back-end infrastructure and licenses, Remote Desktop may provide a way.

  • Which peripherals work with Windows RT, Surface RT?

    Windows on ARMSummary: Will your current mice, keyboards, printers and other peripherals work with PCs and tablets running Windows RT? Here's a site that offers some answers.
     

  • The one fatal flaw of Windows RT

    Windows on ARMI've been using the Surface RT tablet for a week now, and so far I have found a lot to like about it. In many ways, it is a more functional mobile productivity device out of the box than the iPad or other tablets. However, it has a distinct Achilles heel that will render it useless for many: VPN.

  • Windows RT hardware compatibility list released by Microsoft

    Windows on ARMThe Microsoft Surface tablet was design with productivity in mind, but its users aren't going to get very far if they don't have a Windows RT hardware compatibility list.
     

  • Surface with Windows RT is No PC Replacement

    Windows on ARMHollywood often withholds badly conceived movies from reviewers so that bad press doesn't adversely affect the opening weekend box office. So it was with Surface with Windows RT, for me at least: Microsoft refused to let me even peek at this machine ahead of the launch day. And although the Surface is no dud -- in fact, it's very well made -- Surface RT is no PC replacement.


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