Using the real Windows kernel
m.hearn at signal.qinetiq.com
Tue Feb 4 04:26:08 CST 2003
I suggest you read the GNU manifesto. The point of Wine and Linux is
that it's a philosophically free replacement for the current status quo
- simply using Microsoft code changes nothing except the way the windows
look, which isn't really the point.
On Mon, 2003-02-03 at 21:04, David Filskov wrote:
> I'm not a programmer and I know this is not your goal... but:
> Woulden't it help if Windows users just copied the kernel from their Windows installation and used this for an alternative desktop/system? - I mean the Windows NT kernel seems to work alright, but all the things Microsoft put on top of it slows it down and locks people away from settings and confuses them etc... if you had people use the real kernel instead (without offering it online of course) Windows users could use YOUR desktop/GUI implementation but still use all the existing drivers and apps... and have faster and more configurable computer using your alternative desktop.
> I know a lot of Windows users who would want such an alternative... just a thought...
> --David Filskov
Mike Hearn <m.hearn at signal.qinetiq.com>
QinetiQ - Malvern Technology Center
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