Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2007 22:44 UTC
Windows As was to be expected, the Longhorn Reloaded team has been shut down by Microsoft. "It is with sad news that I have to inform you that today due to a cesit and decist letter we recived from Microsoft we are no longer able to provide you with a download link to Longhorn Reloaded. It deeply saddens me that although Microsoft hknew about this project for many months they only issued us with this notice a few days after we started to distribute the iso via torrents and ftp server."
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Er...
by Bnonn on Mon 25th Jun 2007 23:37 UTC
Bnonn
Member since:
2005-09-02

...what did they expect?

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RE: Er...
by wannabe geek on Tue 26th Jun 2007 00:39 in reply to "Er..."
wannabe geek Member since:
2006-09-27

To be hired by MS, maybe. Or maybe they thought "abandonware" was safe. I wonder whether they ever heard about open source. They seem well-meaning, just totally clueless as to what kind of world they live in.

Welcome to Wonderland, Alice ;)

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RE: Er...
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 26th Jun 2007 04:28 in reply to "Er..."
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

A very good question.

This quote is amusing:

It deeply saddens me that although Microsoft hknew about this project for many months they only issued us with this notice a few days after we started to distribute the iso via torrents and ftp server.


Interesting way to affect victimization... I'm guessing they're implying that Microsoft should have sent the cease-and-desist *sooner*?

Edited 2007-06-26 04:40

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RE[2]: Er...
by bsharitt on Tue 26th Jun 2007 04:29 in reply to "RE: Er..."
bsharitt Member since:
2005-07-07

Maybe he would have been happier if they had sued him?

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RE: Er...
by tuxedo on Tue 26th Jun 2007 12:00 in reply to "Er..."
tuxedo Member since:
2007-06-24

That's so true. They should have expected it.

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