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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: Strange windows idea Reply with quote

Hi

I had this strange idea come to me over Christmas and no it wasn't the drink.

It was this: A free release of XP Pro but with FF2 and Thunderbird which also contained OOo and Sunbird.

It would be called Open Sea lion.

It would have the the media player removed as well as the Fax/Jpeg viewer and be managed by a consortium with input by MS for service packs.

The ultimate clean up MS image project when formal support for XP is turned off.

Any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: RE: Strange windows idea Reply with quote

Keep taking the medicine, the men in white coats are busy on another forum but they will get to you Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:22 pm    Post subject: RE: Strange windows idea Reply with quote

It shouldn't (couldn't?) be called "Open" anything as it will be based on proprietary Microsoft code. So even if you did want this up to date version of 98-lite (some of you may recall it), you would still need to fork over the readies to Microsoft for the licenses.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Strange windows idea Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
It shouldn't (couldn't?) be called "Open" anything as it will be based on proprietary Microsoft code. So even if you did want this up to date version of 98-lite (some of you may recall it), you would still need to fork over the readies to Microsoft for the licenses.


I got the impression Candy was thinking M$ would release this, so although it wouldn't be "Open" anything, they would be able to give it away free.

Wow, there's a Gloucestershire Old Spot just flown past the window Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Strange windows idea Reply with quote

MartyBartfast wrote:

I got the impression Candy was thinking M$ would release this, so although it wouldn't be "Open" anything, they would be able to give it away free.

Wow, there's a Gloucestershire Old Spot just flown past the window Shocked


I believe your second paragraph anyway Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:47 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Strange windows idea Reply with quote

Since the white coats haven't reached me on the other forum, yet, I just have to ask "Isn't there already an open source "Windows" project seeking to reverse-engineer Windows much in the way Linux reversed Unix?"

<insert sound of typing into Google>

Ah, yes. ReactOS http://www.reactos.org/en/index.html I'm sure you could design your "Sea Lion" theme to use with it. My Computer would become The Aquarium. The Desktop could feature a Tamagotchi-eque Sea Lion that you have to frequently click on to care for by feeding it "candy".

Then you could go out to the OSSWin Sourceforge project and replace the M$ bloated apps with their open source equivalents.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Strange windows idea Reply with quote

Expecting MS to give anything away is like waiting for Godot.
Windows 3.1 is still copyright, and NOT FREE, despite having been out of use by the majority of the planet for 10 years.
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