Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2012 13:50 UTC, submitted by Ducky Johnson
ReactOS Now this is what I like to see. Smaller, alternative operating systems have been dying by the dozens these past 6 years or so, so in order for the remainder to survive, they need to work together. ReactOS and Haiku have been doing that for a while now, and the latest fruits of this collaboration is a much-improved USB stack for ReactOS.
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RE[3]: Windows is Dead
by gilboa on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 07:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Windows is Dead"
gilboa
Member since:
2005-07-06

I have a feeling that the OP is joking.
Now regarding XP, I would be seriously OK with an XP replacement because I have NO issues with the XP interface especially compared with Windows 7.


I switched to Linux because I didn't like what MS has done to Windows 2K excellent base when they released XP.
While I did get used to it (but XP was relegated to development VM) - I do agree that Windows 7 interface (especially the annoying I-know-it-all-network-configuration) is, in my view, horrible.

... Though, I would imagine that the vast majority of the Windows userbase will disagree with me strongly.

- Gilboa

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RE[4]: Windows is Dead
by lucas_maximus on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 09:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Windows is Dead"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18


I switched to Linux because I didn't like what MS has done to Windows 2K excellent base when they released XP.


Lol WAT? Win2K was terrible on release and didn't get good until Service Pack 3 or 4.

In everyway except for the shitty Luna theme (which takes about two minutes to turn off) is an improvement.

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RE[5]: Windows is Dead
by gilboa on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 10:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Windows is Dead"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

"
I switched to Linux because I didn't like what MS has done to Windows 2K excellent base when they released XP.


Lol WAT? Win2K was terrible on release and didn't get good until Service Pack 3 or 4.

In everyway except for the shitty Luna theme (which takes about two minutes to turn off) is an improvement.
"

Sure, but Windows 2K/SP3 was stable, fast and didn't get in the way.
XP, at least in pre-SP, was slow (relatively speaking), unstable (relatively) and got in my way.

... Well, you get the idea.
- Gilboa

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RE[4]: Windows is Dead
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 17:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Windows is Dead"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

"I have a feeling that the OP is joking.
Now regarding XP, I would be seriously OK with an XP replacement because I have NO issues with the XP interface especially compared with Windows 7.


I switched to Linux because I didn't like what MS has done to Windows 2K excellent base when they released XP.
"

That's a dumb reason to switch, XP can made nearly-identical to 2k by changing 4 maybe 5 settings... unless you're just one of those people who thinks that preferring 2k to XP makes you more "l33t".

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RE[5]: Windows is Dead
by umccullough on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 21:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Windows is Dead"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

That's a dumb reason to switch, XP can made nearly-identical to 2k by changing 4 maybe 5 settings... unless you're just one of those people who thinks that preferring 2k to XP makes you more "l33t".


Actually, XP was quite a bit more bloated than W2k... unless you ended up running one of the "tiny" versions that came out during the last decade.

I preferred w2k as well, and only jumped ship because of the lack of driver support and the desire for built-in RDP (which only w2k server ever had prior to XP).

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RE[5]: Windows is Dead
by gilboa on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 04:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Windows is Dead"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

That's a dumb reason to switch, XP can made nearly-identical to 2k by changing 4 maybe 5 settings... unless you're just one of those people who thinks that preferring 2k to XP makes you more "l33t".


Troll much?

- Gilboa

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