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Micro$oft in trouble?
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GMorgan
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blåtann wrote:
towy71 wrote:
It is reported that Microparp are having to rewrite 60% of the code for Vista see here, well there is a surprise Rolling Eyes Shocked Laughing


Beware!
This is probable a good thing for the future of Windows.
I think they should have changed 100% of their code years ago. Then they wouldn´t have to do the patchwork they struggle with today.
They also would have far less trouble with spyware, viruses and such because they could build an os that is designed to be networked not patched to.
(any competition comes to mind?)

But as mentioned by someone else, they´re run by suits.
And by then they probably said that they could make more money by patching than by rewriting.

As of today the expences and possibly the need to rewrite is much higher.

Anything good about M$?

Yes, their Mouses (have no experience with joystick or keyboard).


As I understand it the 60% rumour is slightly off. They haven't rewrote 60% of their code, they've replaced 60% with NT code. Originally they were going to use NT, then they decided to code everything from scratch, then at the last minute the rumours are 60% of this new code is being dumped. The only logical explaination is that they are going back to NT land (can you really write an entire kernel from scratch in 12 months and expect it to be good enough for the modern market).

So there is actually less new code in there as a result of this 60% figure. Personally I think they realised that the new kernel breaks backwards compatibility so much that it'd make the WINE project look a good prospect. A year from now I imagine that the number of programs that run in WINE will increase dramatically.
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Blåtann



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So in a way we can say that M$ is keeping WINE a good project whatever they do?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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then they decided to code everything from scratch,
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Who, MS ... Smile, that'll be the day (grin)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blåtann wrote:
So in a way we can say that M$ is keeping WINE a good project whatever they do?


They will probably break the API slightly but I think most peoples perceptions would prefer Vista to WINE anyway. If none of the apps worked in Vista they may have all gone to WINE enmass.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

windows rox! (but NOT xp)
bring back 3.1 i use it here and no nasty spware or viruses for me, unless they happen to be 16 bit!
mmm... 16 bit goodness. 3.11 has IE5, File and print sharing and office (4?) as well as works 94 and Lotus and it plays cds and has media player, all in a glorious 8mb of ram
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Micro$oft in trouble? Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
It is reported that Microparp are having to rewrite 60% of the code for Vista see here, well there is a surprise Rolling Eyes Shocked Laughing


First thing they need to do is get rid of the Windows 3.1 Font Install dialog... Go on, go try it now Smile
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