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Hello there, Why wouldn't a group of programmers be able to figure out the source code for Windows? I understand that Linux is an open source code that is constantly ...
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- 03-02-2008 #1
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- Mar 2008
How can we figure out source code for windows?
Why wouldn't a group of programmers be able to figure out the source code for Windows? I understand that Linux is an open source code that is constantly being changed and updated and given away free, and Windows is closed source that cannot be changed or constantly updated. But why couldn't somebody figure it out? We do that in paragent. Its an open source code which we can modify.
- 03-02-2008 #2
Last time I heard, there was 38 million lines of code in Windows (that was XP). The ReactOS is trying to build their own Windows and the Wine project has been trying to emulate the Windows API for years. I think it's a tricky enough business to be in
- 03-02-2008 #3
Not to mention, Microsoft would attempt to sue you back to the stone age for even thinking such a thing. They do not play well with others.
- 03-03-2008 #4
- 03-03-2008 #5
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- Nov 2004
Why do you need the source code for Windows anyway? Better off just ignoring Windows. It will go away eventually. (Although eventually may mean 300 years...)