Actually i can see Microsoft hitting the same problems as SCO vs Linux. If they don't actually copy any code i don't see why there would be an issue.
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ReactOS hits a milestone – actually hiring a full-time developer. And we've got our talons on the latest build to see what needs fixing
If there's a lesson to be learned in these torrid times, it's that civilisation is fleeting – but Windows XP is eternal
Re: Not the successor to Windows Me
Technicall Xp 64-bit was actually a rebadged Server 2003 (it even only took Server 2003 updates and not XP ones) So really it goes 2000, XP, XP-64bit, Vista, 7, 8, 10. As the differences between XP and XP-64bit were as great if not greater than the difference between 2000 and XP.
Sony reveals PlayStation 5 will offer heretical no-optical-disk option. And yes, it has an AMD CPU-GPU combo
Re: What's with the vertical consoles?
The PS2 was shown upright http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/445933.stm as was the PS3 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4807858.stm and the PS4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-22852723/playstation-4-launch-gasps-as-price-unveiled I'm pretty sure this one can lie down to
Did nobody tell them about the lockdown? Logitech releases new 'luggable' mechanical keyboard for LAN parties
Are Microsoft planning go back to their roots and create a new Xenix which is Linux based?
I'm not saying they should or shouldn't but Microsoft do like their backward comparability though they have said that Windows 10 will be the last Windows: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/31/rising_and_ongoing_cost_of_windows/
Maybe we misinterpreted it and they are ditching it in favour of going back to their roots? I like the name Xenix, it's definitely cooler than Windows and Linux style performance in gaming is attractive.
Re: I honestly thought it never existed
I run Win 3.11 on this PC under DosBox (well technically that's a lie as i need to reinstall DosBox but it will) couldn't you, if they ever upgraded to 64-bit, install DosBox and in it's equivalent of Autoexec hava a line to boot windows and in the Autoexec.bat open the dictionary so they only have to click the DosBox icon (or a custom icon taken from the dictionary directory) and they get the dictionary loaded?
It's a bit of a janky solution but it'll get the job done and you get the nostalgia hit of installing Windows 3.11.
Re: Probably just as well, given how much RAM it uses..
Have you tried turning on PAE in Windows? On this PC (which was running Win 7 32-bit which got upgrade to Win 10 32-bit during the free upgrade period) I followed the steps to enable it, it failed, i ran a 3rd party PAE fix program which only runs on certain builds and mine was already above that build, However there was one for my build available but i had to compile it from source (as a part-time Linux user i've done this sort of thing before) so I download Visual Studio community, download 4-5GB of libraries compile. Halt. Need other program which also needs compiling then compile PAE program. No go, it failed.
I gave in, went on Amazon and purchased Win10 64 bit OEM. On Linux you can install either the standared or PAE kernel from the package manager, why on Windows can't there be a nice big button with PAE On/Off on it? PAE is nice in theory but turning it on in Windows is a right PITA.
I spent a full day fiddling, tweaking, compiling, downloading and nothing worked - it was a complete waste of time and yet i know this processor supports PAE, it's run Linux PAE without issue and it shouldn't be a exerciser in hoop jumping to get it running on Windows.
Android 11 Developer Preview 3 allows your mobe to become a router via USB Ethernet – if you can get a decent signal
Fright at the museum: Bored curators play spooky Top Trumps on Twitter over who has the creepiest object
This is grim, Vim and Neovim: Opening this crafty file in your editor may pwn your box. Patch now if not already
Well I use....
Opera and i's version 12.20, the only thing is as it's free but closed source it's not in any software repository so I have to update manually. Failfox has too many add-ons required for it to do the job of Opera (No-script, ad-block, Thunderbird etc.) Chrome is ok but about 3x the install size of Opera and I can't work out where the bloat is or why.
Re: Isn't it easier
You're new here aren't you? Mac OS and Linux are able to get viruses, there are many malicious Mac programs out there some for Linux lax security in any software will attract the nasties and should be protected against. I can't find a recent El Reg article on any Linux virus/malware/spyware etc. and there are far too many Mac articles to mention here.