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Old 05-10-2002, 02:29 PM   #1
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Interesting MS quote

I was just looking for some info on running sysprep on some xp-pro images I was given the task to do at work and saw this written on the help page, I don't remember seing this in any linux config files.

"WARNING : Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. "

I Don't know why Microsoft can't go to using config files instead of the very archaic registry that noone knows how to fix if its broken.
Old 05-10-2002, 03:28 PM   #2
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When they start using something it's hard to remove it. Look at FAT and its extensions. The only exception I know is this with changing Word files format from version to version.
Old 05-11-2002, 03:55 PM   #3
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I believe the only solution for MS at this point is acuire linux kernel bundled with KDE, include luna theme from , alter it a little bit so it will look like exactly like XP, end sell it as a new product, butt sh-hhh - nobody has to know it is an open sourse OS and it shouldn't be free.
Old 05-12-2002, 02:35 AM   #4
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I think they are aware that if they use one gpled thing the whole Windows will be gpled. They can use things on BSD, but not on GPL...
Old 05-13-2002, 10:24 PM   #5
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there are many utilities you can get to back up your registry, its just a necessary warning
Old 05-14-2002, 05:24 AM   #6
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OK...I've not actually ever read the whole of the GPL, so this might be a daft question:

If you write a nice proprietary program the unfortunately relies on one gpld library, and you make the source for said library freely available, would your proprietary code therefore have to be gpld?
Old 05-14-2002, 11:56 AM   #7
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From my understanding of the GPL, the answer to your question my dear Thymox would be no.

Only the code that is already GPL'ed is required to have its source freely available.
Old 05-14-2002, 01:37 PM   #8
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Your program will be gpld if only you change the library OR include parts of its code into your program. If it's stand-alone, the answer is no.


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