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Old 09-04-2004, 09:41 AM   #16
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It would be funny if Microsoft was the one who developed it and getting royalties.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 12:43 PM   #17
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It would be funny if Microsoft was the one who developed it and getting royalties.
Actually MS is developing their own Linux and it will be called MS Linux. It would've cost $249.99 if you preordered (Not sure if it's available or how much it sells for.). Supposedly it was released in November 2003 (According to the website www.mslinux.org). Can anyone confirm this? I haven't seen it on store shelfs. They also have a 1-900-MS-LINUX number for tech support and of course you can only put it on a single machine (In a typical MS way.).
 
Old 09-04-2004, 12:52 PM   #18
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LOL thats a hoax its not real! lol i fooled for it first
 
Old 09-04-2004, 01:30 PM   #19
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Noooooo, Why there doing this? Why are those _______(fill your favourite bad words) creating linux. I can't believe it.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 02:52 PM   #20
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The MSLinux is a hoax - it's a great parody and a wonderful joke. It also keeps trying to rear it's head on this site.

MS have not created a distro, it is merely a joke site. Very funny, but bindun over and over and over. Let's let it lie, eh?
 
Old 09-04-2004, 05:39 PM   #21
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How do you know it's really fake? This personally worries me. This really worries me: http://www.zdnet.com.au/reviews/soft...75212%2C00.htm That ZDNet Australia site's article seems to support the theory that MS is secretly building MS Linux.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 05:58 PM   #22
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Quote:
Originally posted by Craigwd
How do you know it's really fake? This personally worries me. This really worries me: http://www.zdnet.com.au/reviews/soft...75212%2C00.htm That ZDNet Australia site's article seems to support the theory that MS is secretly building MS Linux.
Are you serious? First of all, it hasn't been updated in probably 2 years. The headline reads: "MS Linux: Shipping in November 2003" and off to the side it has a column that reads
"Microsoft Invades Cuba:
Microsoft's plan to invade cuba and overthrow the government has succeeded....."

And lastly the whois info is:

Registrant Organization:SUID Productions
Registrant Street1:1141 Meadow Creek Dr
Registrant Street2:Suite 279
Registrant City:Irving
Registrant State/Province:Texas
Registrant Postal Code:75038
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.8177975702
Registrant Email:mike@milliways.net

And that link you just supplied, its old, it was a commentary letter which probably wasn't even mailed to Microsoft.

And to me the internet doesn't always tell the truth, I'd have to say 95% of it is fake itself..

So lets do ourselves a favor and if you really want to discuss this old www.mslinux.org site, search to find the one thread we possibly still have open (cause its been mentioned way too many times here) about it and take the discussion there and not in this forum or thread.

Regards.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 06:45 PM   #23
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My best search yielded eight pages! I need more concise results than that. Maybe you could help me find one trickykid, I don't like going through five plus pages of search results.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 07:06 PM   #24
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My best search yielded eight pages! I need more concise results than that. Maybe you could help me find one trickykid, I don't like going through five plus pages of search results.
Well, you'd have to consider talking about mslinux.org is an off topic so doing a search on mslinux.org and searching just in the General forum brought up 24 results..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending

I'm sure there are few others scattered about and closed most likely, but this should be a good start for you.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 07:53 PM   #25
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Selling MSLinux

I thought sellling Linux is illegal, so I can see ALOT of court battles if MS tries to commercialize the Linux code. So what are they really selling when you buy Linare Linux? Is it worth it to buy it or is it just as good to stick to a Mandrake, or Suse Distribution?
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:23 PM   #26
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Re: Selling MSLinux

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I thought sellling Linux is illegal, so I can see ALOT of court battles if MS tries to commercialize the Linux code. So what are they really selling when you buy Linare Linux? Is it worth it to buy it or is it just as good to stick to a Mandrake, or Suse Distribution?
Redhat sells Linux, so does Suse, Mandrake, Linspire and many other distros. You can't legally sell Linux for a profit but you can sell it if your providing support, box, manuals, cd's it comes on, etc. And all of these companies provide the source code for their products as well, totally legal.

So Microsoft could get their own distro rolling and sell it if they wanted... it would be perfectly legal. But then they would be the laughing stock of the world, the number one software maker relies on Linux, a community driven OS hacked by programmers in their spare time, to make money and win more customers.

Regards.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 11:10 AM   #27
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There gonna spoil linux. Oh my god. Are they nuts.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 11:15 AM   #28
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*Hands paper bags round* Everyone take deep breaths. Microsoft are not creating their own distro. The site is a humour site. Calm down.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 04:02 PM   #29
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UI suggestions

Ok, so u guys want some suggestions for Linare. I've got a couple regarding UI.

#1
What is the deal with the input buttons always being literally at the bottom of the window with little or no space between the button and the lower corner. How about moving the buttons away from the corners a bit.

#2
Also on the installation screens, the flowerly logo is up in the the middle of the screen often times, even though there is a static version of the logo in the upper left hand corner. Seems redundant to me. Why not lose it altogether. It's uncessary bloat and looks goofy. And why not move the input buttons to the green bar in the center of the window of the right pane.

Just some thoughts.

-m
 
Old 02-14-2005, 05:58 PM   #30
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Re: UI suggestions

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Originally posted by maximsu_m3
Ok, so u guys want some suggestions for Linare. I've got a couple regarding UI.

#1
What is the deal with the input buttons always being literally at the bottom of the window with little or no space between the button and the lower corner. How about moving the buttons away from the corners a bit.

#2
Also on the installation screens, the flowerly logo is up in the the middle of the screen often times, even though there is a static version of the logo in the upper left hand corner. Seems redundant to me. Why not lose it altogether. It's uncessary bloat and looks goofy. And why not move the input buttons to the green bar in the center of the window of the right pane.

Just some thoughts.

-m
This is probably best suited in the Linare forum, or directly to the manufacturers of Linare itself.
 
  


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