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    Open Source XP


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    Re: Open Source XP

    It's just wrong :?

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    Re: Open Source XP

    That sounds like an awesome idea.

    Edit: now downloading and sticking onto a VM to try.

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    Re: Open Source XP

    Don't get your hopes up, it's an interesting project but very definitely alpha

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    Re: Open Source XP

    so alpha that the install won't actually run

    edit: got it working under MS Virtual PC, it doesn't like VirtualBox

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    Re: Open Source XP

    very basic but shows promise

    Quick to boot, uses the windows CLI commands, linux stuff can be used.
    Doesn't like my virtual NIC though so can't test networking.

    Very interesting project all the same

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    Re: Open Source XP

    Looks very cool.

    The FAQ is good:

    http://www.reactos.org/en/about_userfaq.html

    I don't understand why this is "mad"?

    Paul

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    Re: Open Source XP

    Hmm... doesn't seem all that bad after all

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    Re: Open Source XP

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    so alpha that the install won't actually run
    It installed perfectly for me today, just as it did when I last tried it about 18 months ago. If I ever get some free time, I'd like to try and get some applications running under it.

    It's an interesting project, one of the many that I monitor to keep my finger on the pulse. Thanks for heads-up.

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    Re: Open Source XP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midget
    so alpha that the install won't actually run
    It installed perfectly for me today, just as it did when I last tried it about 18 months ago. If I ever get some free time, I'd like to try and get some applications running under it.

    It's an interesting project, one of the many that I monitor to keep my finger on the pulse. Thanks for heads-up.
    read my edit. It just didn't like VirtualBox, fine with VirtualPC

    Not bothered enough to try it on a real machine, just wanted a nose,

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    Re: Open Source XP

    I had a play with it a while ago, just about usable and an interesting project

    Surely though, if it ever got anywhere near being mainstream, MS would be down on them like a ton of bricks?

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    I doubt it.

    It only looks like windows. Underneath its a completly different system that it built with the idea of being compatible with windows.

    I doubt there is anything microsoft could do. otherwisse they probably would have already done it.

    Mark

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    I thought this was going to be a thread about Ubuntu interesting project though!

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    One to watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigg View Post
    One to watch!
    Definitely interesting, well at least until M$ releases that "open source" is the only way to get windows working properly

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