I ask because I just got done implementing some very old vending hardware (some 1200 baud, some 9600 baud serial) and although they were ancient and badly documented, none really needed anything I'd call exotic.
As I understand, this crack allows legacy x86 code to be recompiled and run on ARM devices. Such as un-crippled Office, other legacy apps by 3rd parties.
Why would MS want you to run an un-crippled Office on Windows RT when they could sell you a new version that's been "optimized" for RT? It might be great for end users but unfortunately, "good for end users" isn't necessarily profitable.
Note that when I say licensees, I don't mean end users. No one cares about those guys after the initial sale. When I say licensees, I mean system OEMs, who are much more valuable to MS.
No. I have seen MS for about decades now; they seen to think "If you're gonna pirate s/w; then pirate our s/w, or code that runs on Windows; don't take the trouble to learn other OSes or products".
Except that this isn't about piracy; it's about control. MS, and probably Windows RT licensees won't be happy with losing control over what can be run on that OS.
This may border on being pedantic, but I'd call this a crack instead of a jailbreak. It sounds like they're just patching a kernel value
I expect MS will probably just find a way to patch it up in the near future.
I also use Redmine, both at home and work. I switched to it from Trac a few years ago when I needed time tracking features and have never felt the need to look for another alternative.
I'm actually not a fan of the Ruby / Rails platform as Redmine required specific versions of gems, etc. and it could be a pain to set up. However, the most recent versions use Bundler, it's MUCH easier to set up and maintain.
There may be a little checking going on but if you've ever tried to cram a 1080p/60 w/ multichannel LPCM soundtrack through a cheap cable (even a 6 foot one), you will realize that cable quality DOES matter when you get tired of the signal dropping out in your movies. Not necessarily price, but definitely quality.
It's digital in that it works or doesn't. The problem with bad / cheap cables isn't that they don't work entirely. It's that they sometimes don't work.
Computers don't actually think. You just think they think. (We think.)