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Windows Source Code Leaked?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by publius, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. publius

    publius IncGamers Member

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    Ouch. This is gonna hurt Microsoft to no end if it it true. XP all the way! :D
     
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    So.....whats a source code do. :?
     
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    Big deal. Who the hell wants source code to a program that does nothing but crash and malfunction constantly? Could I do better? Probably not, but that doesn't stop me from having an opinion. In fact, this might be a good thing because now I can fix all the problems with it myself instead of waiting for updates that just cause more problems

    /rant

    NOTE: It's been a rough day so please excuse my negativity.
     
  5. publius

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    I was just thinking the Linux source code gets "leaked" quite often ;)
     
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    i'm guessing with that source code you could come up with some hella nasty worms viruses trojans etc etc. to use against it. no?
     
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    Oh, whew GO XP!
     
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    I don't need the source code to write viruses and worms for windows. People do it all the time. It's simply a matter of testing the untested.
     
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    Pretty much, with the source code you can look into the guts of the program. It makes finding security holes much easier (thats one of the arguments the open source movement uses).

    Its also why Half Life 2 has been delayed, lest online play be plagued with a swarm of hacks that would make *crowbar swings* look like a model of legit-play.
     
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    hmmm, but instead of poking around in the dark, would the source code 'light your way'?
     
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    Yes it would. I'm sure if this is true then there will be a huge wave of viruses and worms. However the sooner the vulnerabilities are made known the sooner they will be fixed. I personally don't like windows much but I'm forced to use it because that's what the world uses. Especially when it comes to games. I would love to write my own OS, but it would be a waste of time because it's very unlikely the world, especially the business world would convert.
     
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    I dont get why people who use Windows makes it crash so often. If you use 95, this doesnt imply to you. I mean, do you guys like open 100 programs at once?
     
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    hehe, windows is hella crocked. I format at least every three months because of bill gates' ill concieved, bastard child.
     
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    I'm split between feeling sorry for the Windows world and chuckling evilly behind my Mac :cool:
     
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    I use windows XP and I rarely crash.
     
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    You know whats funny? In the two years I've had XP NOT ONCE has it crashed just because. Now that I think about it, it has never crashed for any reason at all. I guess I'm a very lucky person.
     
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    Know whats funny? In the 3 or so years I have had OSX I have never had it crash period. Another funny thing my Linux box has been up and running for 2.5 years and has never crashed.

    Don't do Windows, it's not funny.
     
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    XP does sound like a pretty solid system.

    That said, isn't there a lot of NT code in XP as well? I thought NT/2K/XP were all cousins, and the 3.1/95/98/ME stuff was a different code base.

    EDIT: I have gotten a few kernel panics in OS X, but not since I went to 10.3 . . . Most of mine were hardware-related somehow (loosely seated wireless card and so on).
     
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    Im beginning to think 90% of windows users are just plum stupid.

    No wonder it gets such a bad rap with you people behind the wheel. *shakes her head*

    I hardly ever get a crash on my machine, then again im not using my computer as a soccer ball - which is, i guess, what some people must be doing to experience so much crashing.
     
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    Durf, you are right. A lot of the source code for XP was taken straight from 2000. As for stupid windows users, I would say that this is the average case:

    OMG I WAS ON TEH INTARWEB, AND THIS WINDOW CAME UP AND SAID "CLICK YES TO DOWNLOAD COOL STUFF" SO I SAID YES AND NOW I HAVE 30 MILLION VIRUESS ON MY CPU HELP!!!
     

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