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 No.4469

WINDOWS XP SOURCE CODE GOT LEAKED

 No.4470

Indeed, OP. I am excited. I figure some one is going to pick this up and restore the windows xp project. We could see the rebirth of, frankly, a very nice and stable operating system. I think it will be a cool thing to witness.

 No.4471

The only people happy about this are nostalgic retards too dumb for Linux like >>4470 and hackers hoping to find exploits that haven't been patched yet (unlikely).

I for one hope this helps the Wine project, but they probably won't touch this in fear of lawsuits. Thank you copyright law!

 No.6944

>>4471
Silence, freetard.

 No.6947

>>4469
This is gonna be based as fuck
>>6946
You're just angry that you never got to use a windows xp computer, underagefag. Now go to bed it's past your bed time

 No.6954

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>>6948
>thinks soyjak posting is an argument
0/10 lacks originality and humor. Wipe them tears off that keyboard, boy

 No.6955

>>4469
Holy shit, ReactOS is gonna do a great leap forward.

 No.6956


 No.6957

>>6956
>Looking at stolen code is no reversing, it's called stealing!
>And as last fact. Stealing != Science. Stealing is a crime and I am very happy that it is. If you wanna steal, then do so, but. Not. HERE!

Jesus, what a cuck.
I get they want to keep the project untainted of any possible copyright issues, but damn he sounds like that kid who bragged bought all of their textbooks new in school.

 No.6958

>>6957
Of course it's a G*rman

 No.6959

>>6956
> cant reverse
> can barely code
> forum moderator
Yup its an IT midwit

 No.6960

>>6944
> he doesnt understand that free software project is basically communist in intent

 No.6980

>My reply was not militant. It was a FACT.

 No.12291


 No.12292

>>6956
What an austistic freak.

 No.12293

>>6955
Came here to say this
>>6956
>>6957
Holy shit, Hiren's BootCD PE is gonna do a great leap forward.

 No.12640

>>6960
>communism is when free stuff
Sure tramp

 No.12641

>>12640
You strawmanned a post from 9 months ago. Congrats.

 No.12642

>>4469
Cool, hope someone can do something with it that isn't nefarious

 No.13760


 No.13762

>>6956
If you strip out his autism, his argument is basically just that microsoft will have an excuse to sue them into the ground if they look at the code. The thing is, though, that microsoft can just sue them into the ground anyway. They always could. It doesn't really matter if microsoft has an argument to leverage against them, they can just keep throwing lawyers and false lawsuits at the problem until it goes away. At least, they could if they gave a shit. This whole thing with the leaked source code would give microsoft a somewhat more solid footing to argue against reactos but they're morons if they think that following the rules like good boys will ensure that microsoft will play by the rules also. For one thing, unless they have some more formal and legally defensible way to verify that nobody has seen the code other than 'we ban people from our fbi.gov when we find out they've seen it, your honor', microsoft can just accuse them of it anyway.

I've seen this before with other somewhat legally grey projects who think that if they just follow the rules hard enough, then they can avoid big daddy corporation noticing and then skullfucking them. Basic measures like staying anonymous and mass decentralized distribution never seem to occur to them.

 No.13763

>>13762
I can still see their point. When IBM tried to take down Compaq, Compaq lawyers showed that their bios code looked nothing like IBM's code that came from the fact Compaq rewritten the 5150 bios from scratch and was actually cleaner code without the firmware bugs the plagued the 5150 and 5160.

 No.13776

it's a garbage OS, who cares

 No.13778

>>13776
To perfect Linux's Windows compatibility so Linux can run Windows code better then Windows.

 No.13781

>>13778
My impression is that wine already does a pretty good job of anything XP or older. In fact it sometimes runs that stuff better then modern windows does. Are there any glaring examples of older windows code that wine struggles with? Or other improvements that this could lead to?

 No.13786

>>4469
It's time to Open the Window


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