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    April-fool!


    Look here, gentoo is claiming to switch to the Win-NT kernel...

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    I don't think they're joking about it... it tells you to basically install a stripped down version of windows and install linux over it with an emulator... WOW... is this really an april-fool's?

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    Looked real enough to me. It might even be a good idea for some.
    Not me, but then that is my choice. Which is what it is all about.

    Gentoo just came up with another choice: GeNToo
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    if it is an april fools, it's a very elaborate one.
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    The Windows NT-kernel don't seem stable to me!

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    the questiong though is... is it a joke, or not?

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    You must be kidding!
    No, we're quite serious. Finally you can get the best of both worlds! The Win32 subsystem is such a mess, the Linux kernel is a mess. Once you have the GNU tools on the NT kernel, you get a very solid OS that even rivals Solaris 10 in many respects
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    Checked out the FAQ to yet?

    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!

    * No graphical subsystem. We do not provide X11. This requires major work, and is not likely to change in the near future.
    * Poor network support. While the drivers work, the user mode tools do not exist in POSIX form. This is being worked on. In the meantime, we are making available some Win32 text-mode tools, but these require you to install a minimal Win32 subsystem.
    * No configuration tools. The NT kernel is designed to be controlled via the registry. While we do provide a minimal registry editor, it is unfortunately rather difficult to use for non-experts to do any kind of configuration. We are considering various options here, the most likely candidate being a /proc-like filesystem as an interface to the registry.
    * No partitioning tools. We don't (yet) have fdisk, so all partitioning must be done before installation.
    This one really outperform POSIX!

    No, we're quite serious. Finally you can get the best of both worlds! The Win32 subsystem is such a mess, the Linux kernel is a mess. Once you have the GNU tools on the NT kernel, you get a very solid OS that even rivals Solaris 10 in many respects.
    And what about this one:
    Infidels! Linux rocks!

    Yes, it rocks that much that we are looking for stable alternatives. Especially the 2.6 kernel has been *ahem* interesting. If the kernel hackers got their act together and released a really stable version of the 2.6 kernel we might want to use it. But they don't so we don't

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    WOW, they've got to be kidding I would have to go thermonuclear on somebody if that were true

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    Are you sure this is an april fool? It better be because if they're serious then this is really bad.
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