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Re: MS-DOS source is officially released
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2014, 12:50:28 pm »
That is nice at least. But the rules are very restrictive for such an old piece of software few people care about. 8)
Why did you add the sunglasses ? :P
Also, that's true. But the way they put it sounds like "we released the source, you can take a look at it but if you change the smallest byte, it's ours". So there's no use for that. :/
Un-less they are trying to simply see what happens, when they release this. Such as looking at how many people download, how many post, and how many make something.
If I was to use this an make an OS, lets say for an old x86, then only I could use because no one wants a command prompt gui.
Take note that the source for 1.1, and the source for 2.0 is 60% smaller. They added a lot!

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Re: MS-DOS source is officially released
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2014, 12:52:15 pm »
Humm, GUI and command prompt are actually opposite. :P

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Re: MS-DOS source is officially released
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2014, 05:27:08 pm »
They still distribute dos, but not windows xp :P

They still do, for embedded systems only. The "user" version has been discontinued.
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Re: MS-DOS source is officially released
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2014, 02:34:50 am »
Yeah, it's still pretty useful for single-application computers such as cash registers and such.

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Re: MS-DOS source is officially released
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2014, 12:42:48 am »
Yeah, it's still pretty useful for single-application computers such as cash registers and such.

I have seen pictures of Chase ATMs still running Windows XP. The fact they put Windows on an ATM makes me much less secure about my money.
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Re: MS-DOS source is officially released
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2014, 01:13:56 am »
Lately at the mall I saw an ad screen saying Flash 8 stopped working, with XP's default theme. I think they still didn't fixed it.

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Re: MS-DOS source is officially released
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2014, 10:05:36 pm »
At Metro and Super C supermarket/grocery stores over here, the cash register softwares run on Windows XP as well. I think Maxi switched to the same software recently too, but I don't know if they also run XP. The funny thing is that Metro and Super C switched to that software around 2010 or so, so it's entirely possible that they started using XP in 2010 too. O.O
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Re: MS-DOS source is officially released
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2014, 03:37:17 am »
I do know for a fact that some places still use DOS based software. :P