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When I bought 7 and 8.1, that included support through 2020 and 2023 respectively. Its inappropriate for Microsoft to be constantly trying to push Win10 down my throat at this time.

Win10 really is NOT the answer or successor to Win 7 we need. Spyware is not what we need.

As someone said earlier in this thread, Win 7 was really the last time Microsoft listened to their customers. Windows 10 they partially did (removal of start screen and restoration of start menu), but everything else is essentially a fail. No control over your OS, and spyware all around.
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please don't be offended.

i don't trust that guy's opinion and consider him the polar opposite of most of forbes stuff; which can be rather extreme at times. he has published several windows books through MS publishing and has been a paid expert for MS in legal proceedings. so yeah i take his stuff with a large dose of salt.

but hey, i won't be offendedif you don't believe me since i don't have the link to his RL bio handy.

I don't get offended by things I read or by what people say online thumb.gif
But still, anyone with an inkling of networking know-how can do their homework and come up with the same results!
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Aero is awful. Good riddance to excessive faux glass.
Honestly i liked it.
Now you can change your taskbar automatically to a static color depending on the background but it is nothing like transparent taskbar with part of your wallpaper still there.
It just flows better.
post #364 of 376
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I don't get offended by things I read or by what people say online thumb.gif
But still, anyone with an inkling of networking know-how can do their homework and come up with the same results!

since i am a stickler for sources - it bugged me to say something w/o one:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/edbott

and thanks for letting me express my opinion, ad hom aside. tongue.gif
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This is going to be a real Game changer!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReactOS

If it is ever ready. The project has been running for nearly two decades.
    
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curious, why hasn't anyone tried to file a class action lawsuit about microsoft's current practice?

there currently a loophole that exists in M$'s approach in regards to mitigating the CA lawsuit, which is the Win10 EULA.
currently M$'s has been doing multiple attempts in getting users off Windows 7, even as far as terminating support for Windows 7, could be deemed illegal.
the "forced-upgrade" without even requiring the user to "accept" the EULA, further more you can't decline it, can also be considered a loophole.


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If it is ever ready. The project has been running for nearly two decades.

i doubt it'd ever get ready, so long as its relying on Wine it'll never be perfect.
Edited by epic1337 - 2/12/16 at 5:54pm
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So ReactOS is basically a clone of windows but open source.. Didn't the Chinese already made clones of windows? Or are their based on linux?
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Any other real clones (ie. not Linux distros) are probably muddied with code from decompiled Windows binaries. ReactOS is clean room reverse engineered.
    
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If it is ever ready. The project has been running for nearly two decades.

That just shows how hard it is to a compatible OS to Windows without knowing the API's.

But it is now released in alpha and I'm pretty impressed with it.
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As of January 2015, ReactOS is considered alpha software, feature-incomplete but with many Windows applications already working (e.g. Adobe Reader 6.0, OpenOffice etc[9]),[10] and therefore recommended by the developers only for evaluation and testing purposes.

These guys need to do a Kickstarter campaign based on directx, that would bring in the support they need.


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Originally Posted by epic1337 View Post

curious, why hasn't anyone tried to file a class action lawsuit about microsoft's current practice?

there currently a loophole that exists in M$'s approach in regards to mitigating the CA lawsuit, which is the Win10 EULA.
currently M$'s has been doing multiple attempts in getting users off Windows 7, even as far as terminating support for Windows 7, could be deemed illegal.
the "forced-upgrade" without even requiring the user to "accept" the EULA, further more you can't decline it, can also be considered a loophole.

i doubt it'd ever get ready, so long as its relying on Wine it'll never be perfect.

What? Why do you think it relys on wine? There was cooperation (and still is) between the two projects but there was a falling out between some devs that wine project banned I believe.

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So ReactOS is basically a clone of windows but open source.. Didn't the Chinese already made clones of windows? Or are their based on linux?

You guys read the entire Wiki it answers all the questions your asking.
Edited by Hueristic - 2/13/16 at 12:11pm
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What? Why do you think it relys on wine? There was cooperation (and still is) between the two projects but there was a falling out between some devs that wine project banned I believe.

not quite, they only stopped using wine API that linked to using linux kernels, in favor for native kernels.

http://slideplayer.com/slide/2513940/
previously they were doing : windows application -> wine API -> linux kernel.
now they've switched to native kernel : windows application -> wine API -> react kernel.

unless they outright not use wine at all, there'd be no hope in perfecting the clone.
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