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    Aahhh, they removed the annoncement from their front-page...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen Angel
    Are you sure this is an april fool? It better be because if they're serious then this is really bad.
    I agree it is really bad, but i guess it's just them playin around trying to get us a better linux (that's if they are actually doing it)

    though as jabou said last, if they've removed it from the site, then..... maybe it was just a very elaborate april fools. Who knows...... apart from the guys at gentoo.
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    Microsoft itself ships its NT-based products with subsystems for Win32 (the most evolved), POSIX (a very minimal and rather useless implementation), OS/2 (even less useful than their POSIX subsystem), DOS and Win16 (also known as Windows-on-Windows [WOW]).

    POSIX useless... Yeah, right!
    jab, it claims that the MS inplementation of NT with POSIX is useless.

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    probably fake... but if not... this could get rather, um, interesting?

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    Oh, I thought they ment POSIX in general

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    yeah, i thought too they meant POSIX in general. Actually, it could be a good idea if MSh** wasn't proprietary or if at least they would collaborate to some extent, and the very least would be if their applications, programs and protocols were built on well-known and much-used standards...

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    i loved the sreenshots! those made me believe they're kidding.

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    Well, if you look at the front-page now, the prof has come:
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    A relief to some, hardly suprising to anyone: GeNToo, the Portage spinoff for the NT kernel, was nothing but an April Fool's joke -- albeit a very well thought-out one. The various pranks played on users and fellow developers open this week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter!

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    they musta spent a lot of time and effort comin up with that one!! But a clever one anyway!
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