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[CVG]Microsoft embraces PS3 hacker Geohot

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Apple suffered at the hands of George Hotz (aka Geohot) last year, and Sony has this month been engaged in battle with the hacker - since he exposed the PlayStation 3's core codes and blew it wide open for homebrew development.

Microsoft, on the other hand, doesn't appear to be working up much of a sweat over him, considering that it could well be next.

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In fact, when Geohot announced on Twitter that he was going out to buy a Windows Phone 7 (and we all know what he likes to do with phones) Brandon Watson - listed on Twitter as an "Entrepreneur on loan to Microsoft focused on getting our developer mojo back" - put out a message that basically said, 'put your money away, son':

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=284421
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So M$ is giving him a dev phone so he can make stuff for it?
 
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Originally Posted by MoonTar;12076560 
So M$ is giving him a dev phone so he can make stuff for it?
Pretty much.

Microsoft... thumb.gif
Thank you for doing it right.

I've honestly been wanting to get a WP7 device just because of the Zune UI, and because I already own a Zune and love the Zune software.
This just makes it feel better for me, that I can Jailbreak it if I want to.
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Originally Posted by MoonTar;12076560 
So M$ is giving him a dev phone so he can make stuff for it?

In a word, Yes.
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Of course they embrace it, they want Sony to fail just as much as they have vs the battle against piracy... It shows that even the seemingly unhackable PS3 is hackable, thus an equal to the Xbox 360.
     
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Good. Good. smile.gif
    
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wink.gif very good... now where is my WP7 at? tongue.gif
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when are companies going to understand that open source development is good for a product.
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Originally Posted by Namwons;12077324 
when are companies going to understand that open source development is good for a product.

Good for the product... but usually not as good for profits wink.gif There are exceptions though.
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Originally Posted by xxicrimsonixx;12076921 
Of course they embrace it, they want Sony to fail just as much as they have vs the battle against piracy... It shows that even the seemingly unhackable PS3 is hackable, thus an equal to the Xbox 360.
...this has nothing to do with Sony, PS3, or XBox.

MS is giving him a Windows 7 phone.
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