Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Nov 2008 22:55 UTC
Editorial Yesterday, a story made its rounds across the internet. It was picked up by many large news websites, and I'm sure it will be quoted by people until eternity. It was published by a large website, looked all fancy, it had multiple pages - it looked like it was really something. However, anyone with even the remotest bit of knowledge knows that the article was a collection of complete and utter bogus.
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RE[3]: Blah 7
by circlomanen on Thu 13th Nov 2008 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Blah 7"
circlomanen
Member since:
2008-11-02

"Not even Microsoft with all it's money and developers could rewrite something as complex as the Windows OS in todays modern expectations of what an OS should do and have."

They could open-source XP. Release it under GPL2. ;)

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RE[4]: Blah 7
by Michael on Thu 13th Nov 2008 20:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Blah 7"
Michael Member since:
2005-07-01

To create a complete rewrite, you'd need complete specifications of the APIs and none of the original source code. Otherwise, it wouldn't be a complete rewrite would it?

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