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 PostPost subject: Linux Xp        Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:19 am 
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Just another distro, no!

http://www.linux-xp.com/

This is just like reactOS with windows support for applications/drivers ect....

You can download the trial and test it out. I will try it later but it looks cool so i thought i would get the word to you guys.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:05 am 
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You can't get it yet. The download link goes no-where, and it looks like its going to cost to use after 30 days. Looks like the "free" spirit of Linux is about to disappear...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:08 pm 
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Wouldn't that violate the ways of Open Source or the GNU if they expect people to purchase it as Linux is free?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:28 pm 
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Wouldn't that violate the ways of Open Source or the GNU if they expect people to purchase it as Linux is free?

They will probably charge for the use of their own proprietary software (shell & windows support?) a bit like Apple do.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:58 pm 
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If Linux and other GNU GPL software source is available for download, they can charge whatever they want in the binary release.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:19 pm 
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ftp://downloads.linux-xp.com/pub/linux- ... rnational/

they also got older versions if you go up a directory or two


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:00 pm 
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I heard about the linux 'distros' were you need to pay for. Can't GPL stop this, i mean, this is against the whole idea of Linux!


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I agree, I do NOT like Linux XP, plus, I HATE the interface of it, I mean Ubuntu's and Freespire's GUI is WAY Better

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People can charge for it, but not as expensive as Windows or Mac.
For their work to write some things and compile and so on.

But they must release their source code.
That is linux.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:14 am 
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I've looked through all of this.

Basically its a Gnome-based Linux with:

Wine Installed
A Custom Theme (woohoo)
The same Control panel as say a Mandriva
Security Settings
A copyright infringing name (Winspire anyone?)
Oh and it costs money!


I could do the same thing with Ubuntu. If I really cared. But I do believe that it is in violation of some parts of the GPL. Also it will never catch on. Why would I pay for Linux when I can get it for free at a hundred different (and superior, like Ubuntu/Fedora/OpenSuSe) sources?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:24 pm 
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I heard about the linux 'distros' were you need to pay for. Can't GPL stop this, i mean, this is against the whole idea of Linux!

The GPL is about freedom, not price. Basically, you get a right to do whatever you want with GPLd, except for denying other people that same right. You can sell it, but you have to give (or at least offer) the source code, and you can't prevent other people from redistributing it later.

More here.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:42 am 
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But you can prevent other people from modifying and/or redistributing your proprietary code which could run on top of Linux... they could be selling a desktop wallpaper for all we know, didn't someone already say that?

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Thanks Man!


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GPL means Free speech, not free beer. There welcome to charge all they want for it, but they MUST provide all source code to Linux, GNU tools, and all other software bundled with it. Also keep in mind, if they bundle software with this that is non-free or licensed under a license not compatable with the GPL, it's a voliation. If you only distribute half of the sources, etc, and keep some sources closed that link to a GPL app/library, it's also a voliation (See zed's "offical" XChat-Win32 for a prime example).


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I know all that, everything included with it isn't necessarily licensed under the GPL, that's all I was saying. They could have paid a photographer to take the desktop wallpaper and that's really all they're selling for all we know. Just because some of it is GPL and required to be open source doesn't mean everything that comes with it is.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Linux Xp        Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:40 am 
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I'm glad they choose a screenshot of a game that probably runs better in Linux than it does on Windows.. just a thought :D

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 PostPost subject: Re:        Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:16 am 
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Downloads are at:
ftp://downloads.linux-xp.com/pub/linux- ... rnational/

they also got older versions if you go up a directory or two


this link doesn't work any longer


I don't like this OS. It's liable to pay costs and it doesn't work/look like XP or other windowses


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 PostPost subject: Re: Linux Xp        Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:17 pm 
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i have try not worth


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 PostPost subject: Re: Linux Xp        Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:50 am 
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I don't like Linux XP too. I think that Linux is must to be absolutely free!


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Something about this just rubs me the wrong way. Also logicaL brings up a very good point. They're going to charge for this, seriously? I lol'd

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 PostPost subject: Re: Linux Xp        Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:17 am 
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I don't like Linux XP too. I think that Linux is must to be absolutely free!

I bet it's free. Its sources are sure to be available to dowload from the home page. If not, it has to be available per request. Linux doesn't have to be free as in beer (but in most cases is), but rather free as in speech.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Linux Xp        Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:18 pm 
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They don't have to provide their own source code only that of open source software they have used (or just simply stating that they used it if it was unmodified).

I wouldn't pay for any linux OS in it's current state. At least not for desktop OS. For server OS yes certainly but for the desktop if I was gonna pay I would still rather pay for Windows.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Linux Xp        Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:43 pm 
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How can I update Wine, and put Cedega, they chegoto conflict?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Linux Xp        Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:22 pm 
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The 2 software won't conflict. The only thing to note is how .exe files are handled. You can only have it run in one by default (obviously). Your launchers can have the code like "wine bla.exe" to run bla.exe in wine specifically.


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You can't get it yet. The download link goes no-where, and it looks like its going to cost to use after 30 days. Looks like the "free" spirit of Linux is about to disappear...


They can't charge for the OS :x , they can only charge for support for the OS like Red Hat and Canonical do. If they charge for the OS ill go down to their house and eat them :cool:.


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