Running Desktop Applications on Windows RT

Running Desktop Applications on Windows RT

clrokr have figured out how to run desktop apps on Windows RT by modifying a single byte sized hardcoded global variable in the kernel (both Intel and ARM).

He says:

The decision to ban traditional desktop applications was not a technical one, but a bad marketing decision. Windows RT needs the Win32 ecosystem to strengthen its position as a productivity tool. There are enough “consumption” tablets already.

Microsoft, please consider making code signing optional and thereby increasing the value of your Windows RT devices!

The Nitty Gritty details can be found in his article.

   via tim anderson 

3 thoughts on “Running Desktop Applications on Windows RT

  1. Simon Stuart – That is irrelevant, though.  I can rant about the uselessness of Linux, since none of my clients ever wanted something made for it – but that would be irrelevant too.  People will use Windows 8.  I will need to write software for it – regardless of how I feel about it.