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by Lotusisrael
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:13 pm
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
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Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Interesting... Mind you giving us the source link of this? https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2017/09/25/faster-releases-for-a-faster-world-first-semi-annual-release-of-windows-server/ https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/hybridcloud/2017/06/15/delivering-continuous-innovation-with-wi...
by Lotusisrael
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:39 pm
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Sorry for taking this old topic again, but they are some news. It seems Microsoft dropped the GUI version of Windows Server, WS being from now on only Server Core and Nano Server. This is really bad for people using WS as a Workstation OS. I have found via Google that some replaced the Windows shell...
by Lotusisrael
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:08 pm
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

I do not own a Win7/8/8.1/10 license, only Windows Server licenses from Imagine (Dreamspark). There are many people who got a freeware Windows like this, being students. But even if I could get a free standard Windows license, I shall not take it. I do not like standard Windows versions. My idea is ...
by Lotusisrael
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:38 am
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Microsoft has just published the first beta for Windows Server 2016 Fall Creators Update. It is server-core only, there are some clear clues the final version will be only nano server and server core, so practically no GUI. If Windows Audio will be unavailable, if you manage to put up a replacement ...
by Lotusisrael
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:32 pm
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

I did some googling. It seems there existed some sound card emulation in the years back, to emulate DOS (and DOS based environments), based on Creative Sound Blaster software. If I remember right, Sound Blaster audio cards were different from standard sound cards in their software installation. Not ...
by Lotusisrael
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:23 pm
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Again, Why? How shall I say? My own principles regarding freedom and openness? Due to my inner anarchism? Due to the fact that I am (pretty much) a Richard Stallman fan? I consider commercial and proprietary software as a restriction of freedom and of the access to information. Big companies like M...
by Lotusisrael
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:35 pm
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Although this thread is a general pain in the rear end I will say that I am just as guilty with regard to my moral reasons for avoiding hardware/software. I avoid Microsoft offerings of software (except for the single exception of Windows) . Having been burnt by the purchase of MS software made int...
by Lotusisrael
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:34 am
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

And, by the way, I would never buy a Mac or anything Apple or Microsoft labeled, I have my own principles. As long as I can use their software and services for free and legally, I shall do it.
by Lotusisrael
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:33 am
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
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Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

dizt3mp3r wrote:We all know about VMS. Calling him Dave Cutlet though...
Better then Dave Outlet, yet...
by Lotusisrael
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:10 am
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Regarding the origin of Windows NT, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenVMS C and C++ were created for Unix, by the people who made Unix and maintain it. Dec OS was build around Dave Cutler, who hated Unix, but used C and C++ to develop Dec OS, especially VMS. He reproduced many Unix features in his O...
by Lotusisrael
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:07 am
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

You are both extremely pessimistic and somewhat uninformed. ReactOS is making amazing progress. Go download an ISO of a few versions ago and you'll see it'll be lucky to boot, never mind running any software (even it's own pre-installed software). It's making progress every day. Second, ReactOS is ...
by Lotusisrael
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:15 pm
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

:( Shall we invite this thread to the closure banquet... I am really sad. So much lack of enthusiasm... People in here are really afraid, I am really surprised to see this. ReactOS was a great initiative, but we all see there is little hope for it and the reason is already stated by me: Windows is a...
by Lotusisrael
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:54 am
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

My hope is some developers will get into my idea and try to do something in this sense. So, if they are afraid of anything, they can read the Eula for themselves, I already did it for myself. I see some people in here are really afraid of some things. It is ok to be cautious, but not to overreact. M...
by Lotusisrael
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:43 pm
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Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Regardless if it is or not, this community is very legally cautious, so we disallow anything that could hurt the project's legality. We don't talk about cracks, warez, leaks, or anything of the sort. We're not all that interested in hacking Windows itself, we're just a community about ReactOS. If y...
by Lotusisrael
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Replies: 48
Views: 50880

Re: Freeware Windows based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

The point is, read the EULA. Check it agrees with what you propose to do, if you are taking components and replacing them with those from other systems. You can do what you want, any way you like of course and that's up to you - but Konata's advice was good and it was to check the EULA first. Don't...