Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th May 2007 16:59 UTC, submitted by Raymond Preston
Windows Seven months after announcing plans to take up where Microsoft left off with its Windows Longhorn client development, a group of members of the site have built a working prototype of what they're calling 'Longhorn Reloaded'. Earlier this week, the Longhorn Reloaded developers and testers posted for download Milestone 1 of Longhorn Reloaded. "Longhorn Reloaded is a Project dedicated to the revival of the Operating System known as Code Name 'Longhorn'. To put the projects aims simply, we aim to finish off what Microsoft started before the operating system was canceled. It is a modification of Windows 6.0.4074, which was originally released during the 2004 Windows Hardware Engineers Conference," explained the Longhorn Reloaded team on the Joejoe Web site.
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If Microsoft is smart...
by cmost on Tue 29th May 2007 15:43 UTC
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they won't challenge this at all. They'll watch it carefully and allow the community to pour its ideas and efforts into producing a truly powerful Windows OS based on what the community wants. I've always said Windows should be free and that Microsoft should open-source it. Everyone knows that Windows server OS elements and the MS Office Suite are the real cash cows of Microsoft. Let the community develop the very best Windows ever! Microsoft's tired model of creating software slowly with a handful of paid developers cannot hope to compete with the open method of having armies of programmers working together. I'll be watching this closely. As a long time Linux user, perhaps if I do ever return to the Windows fold, it would only be to a community developed Windows OS.

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