Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jan 2006 18:19 UTC
Internet Explorer "Elements of Microsoft's next-generation Web browsing software have been posted on a Windows-related blog site, including screen shots of what the application may look like and a link to some of its code. While the links to the build code for what appears to be a beta version of Internet Explorer 7 have since been yanked off the JCXP.net Windows forum, the site is still showing off roughly 14 screen shots of the browser. The person who originally posted the links and photos to the site has since removed the ability for users to click through to the code sample, reportedly at Microsoft's request. However, JCXP.net indicated that before removing the code it was downloaded as many as 12000 times."
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RE[2]: I wonder why...
by ZaNkY on Wed 25th Jan 2006 02:58 UTC in reply to "RE: I wonder why..."
ZaNkY
Member since:
2005-10-18

Really? Thatís news to me. Just a year ago I heard of a guy that got Win2k source code somehow, tried to sell it, next day FBI bagged him.


What p2p are you talking about? I HIGHLY doubt that the it's the REAL source code...

Do you have any proof? I've seen many things similar, advertising that it is the source code and stuff but would highly doubt it......

--ZaNkY

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RE[3]: I wonder why...
by JonO on Wed 25th Jan 2006 04:07 in reply to "RE[2]: I wonder why..."
JonO Member since:
2005-09-23

Zanky, you should just stop talking.

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RE[3]: I wonder why...
by sappyvcv on Wed 25th Jan 2006 04:26 in reply to "RE[2]: I wonder why..."
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

I hate to incriminate myself, but I did see the source code. Yes, it was real. Microsoft said so. It's common knowledge that it was a small -- and possibly outdated -- portion of the codebase that was leaked.

Edited 2006-01-25 04:27

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RE[3]: I wonder why...
by abraxas on Wed 25th Jan 2006 05:53 in reply to "RE[2]: I wonder why..."
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Actually it is true. It was all over the tech news sites but contrary to what the grandparent poster claims, exploits did arise from the release of the Win2000 source code.

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/32882.html

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