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In Unit nine in Xiamen I live,
Away from the windows.

Although I'm not edible,
I'm quite tasty if followed by Ed and Eddy.

Committed no crime,
I will be executed.

You might think i died,
and put me in me in under the ground.

What am I?

Hint 1: I was happily living until an elf comes along and kills me. Luckily I changed myself and escaped through 10 windows =)

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Are you...

the Common Object File Format?

In Unit nine in Xiamen I live,
Away from the windows.

Unit nine in Xiamen represents Unix, which is where COFF originated.

Although I'm not edible,
I'm quite tasty if followed by Ed and Eddy.

"Coffee" (i.e. COFF+"E"+"E"), a tasty beverage.

Committed no crime,
I will be executed.

Stores code to be "executed" (but not as a criminal would be).

You might think i died,
and put me in me in under the ground.

A "coffin" (COFF + "in") is used to bury dead things.

The title...

hints at the answer: "The city of fortune & failure"

And finally, regarding the hint...

ELF largely replaced COFF, but variants continue to be used on Windows systems.

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  • $\begingroup$ You are on the very right track - The answer is something similar $\endgroup$ – Alex Feb 21 '18 at 20:11
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    $\begingroup$ "You might think i died"... the format is also largely dead. $\endgroup$ – ferret Feb 21 '18 at 21:13
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    $\begingroup$ Should be mentioned that @Alex responded when the suggestion was the YUM utility. Gnovice then later edited it to the COFF format. I think this one is it :) $\endgroup$ – Birjolaxew Feb 21 '18 at 21:50
  • $\begingroup$ We have a winner! $\endgroup$ – Alex Feb 21 '18 at 22:30
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Are you an

iPhone

In Unit nine in Xiamen I live,

u - n - i - x unix system

Away from the windows.

apple, not windows

Although I'm not edible,

apple, but not edible

I'm quite tasty if followed by Ed and Eddy.

not sure on this one

Committed no crime, I will be executed.

Executing an app on the phone?

You might think i died, and put me in me in under the ground.

Plugging your charger in the prongs go under the ground line

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  • $\begingroup$ Good attempt! Although it's not the answer, you do have at least 1 line correct. $\endgroup$ – Alex Feb 21 '18 at 18:16
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You are a

Raspberry pi

In Unit nine in Xiamen I live,
Away from the windows.

U N I X - Raspberry pi is unix based (AND NOT WINDOWS) (CREDIT to Pat)

Although I'm not edible,
I'm quite tasty if followed by Ed and Eddy.

Edible? Seems like wordplay on the word Pi (pie) Not sure about the Ed and Eddy reference unless it has to do with Pinkie Pie?

Committed no crime,
I will be executed.

C rhyme? Unix is c generated, and this riddle is about UNIX and C

You might think i died,
and put me in me in under the ground.

An obvious homage to plugging in the Pi for new life (Boss ME power adapter maybe?)

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    $\begingroup$ Raspberry pi! This new toy is very capable! Sadly it is not the answer - You've the same line correct as Pat. Here's a small hint: while Raspberry Pi is kinda new, the answer is quite the opposite $\endgroup$ – Alex Feb 21 '18 at 18:36

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