1. dakranii's Avatar
    Assuming I can put W8 on the Blackberry Playbook?
    03-16-2012 10:41 AM
  2. Dormage's Avatar
    Nop.
    Ok correction, it can be done but mainly depends on your understanding in computers.
    You would need to "crack" the boot loader of the playbook and W8...
    Its no easy task !
    Another thing I might be wrong about but I think there is no publicly available W8 build for ARM.
    03-16-2012 11:15 AM
  3. dakranii's Avatar
    Nop.
    Ok correction, it can be done but mainly depends on your understanding in computers.
    You would need to "crack" the boot loader of the playbook and W8...
    Its no easy task !
    Another thing I might be wrong about but I think there is no publicly available W8 build for ARM.
    Thanks for the info. I forgot about the ARM thing (mostly because I don't understand it).
    03-16-2012 12:21 PM
  4. Dormage's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I forgot about the ARM thing (mostly because I don't understand it).
    If you don't want to get under the hood of it but just basic understanding, It's pretty easy.
    Each program is compiled to a language that the processor understands.
    That language is nothing more then a series of commands for the CPU. But since the CPU only understands ones and zeros that kind of language is unreadable.

    The commands that the CPU understands mostly depends on the architecture of the CPU.
    This is where ARM comes in. It's nothing more then a CPU based on a different architecture and understands different commands.

    For any program to work on an ARM it needs to be compiled for ARM...(translated into commands ARM can understand).

    Its a primitive explanation and it leaves lots of details but this is basically it.
    There are reasons why change the arhitecture of the CPU but those are another universe.
    03-16-2012 12:35 PM
  5. kg4icg's Avatar
    03-16-2012 02:50 PM
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