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Old 01-24-2011, 04:30 AM
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Default Microsoft To Hacker: Have A Go

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2011/01/21/microsoft-invites-ps3-jailbreak-dev-to-take-a-crack-at-windows-phone-7/' target='_blank'>http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2...indows-phone-7/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"20-something firmware magician GeoHot (George Hotz) has already been sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3, and caused a major stir in the iPhone dev community when he released limera1n. So what next for the ambitious young hacker? How about taking a stab at Windows Phone 7?"</em></p><p><em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1295836389.usr14226.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></em></p><p>Despite temporarily taking down the Chevron WP7 tool that allowed sideloading of apps, Microsoft continues to be less than draconian about shutting out would-be hackers. In this instance, it's almost a dare to hacker GeoHot (mugshot above), with an offer of <a href="http://twitter.com/BrandonWatson/status/27508118367772672" target="_blank">a free development device</a> thrown in for good measure. I hope MS stays the course on this - I for one ain't that keen on the gated marketplace concept, especially since half the countries WP7 has been introduced in still have no official access to Windows Marketplace.</p>
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:32 AM
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Hrm. The adage of "Be careful what you wish for..." comes to mind.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:39 AM
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Hasn't MS always been fairly developer friendly?
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:29 PM
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Hasn't MS always been fairly developer friendly?
"Developer Friendly" and "Hacker Friendly" are two very different things IMO.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:25 PM
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"Developer Friendly" and "Hacker Friendly" are two very different things IMO.
There aredifferent kind of hackers as well:

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