Neptune OS ?

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Neptune OS ?

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Do you know about Neptune OS, which is an operating system inspired by Windows 2000, using the ReactOS codebase? :?
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Re: Neptune OS ?

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Well, do you have a link? If you mean this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Neptune this is a official MS Beta between Win2k and Codename Whistler which became XP.
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Re: Neptune OS ?

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EmuandCo wrote:Well, do you have a link? If you mean this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Neptune this is a official MS Beta between Win2k and Codename Whistler which became XP.
No.
This is on Riot.
I use Riot.
I was searching for ReactOS Room but this is the closest thing that had come up.
This is the description : "Neptune OS, is a operating system inspired by Windows 2000, using the ReactOS codebase."
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Re: Neptune OS ?

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Does he mean this?
Neptune OS alpha
Neptune is a kernel and operating system for x86 PCs.

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https://sourceforge.net/projects/neptun ... s/Release/

Download neptune_0.1_alpha_9521.zip (2.9 kB)

2.9 Kb! I do not think that it uses the ReactOS kernel!

For information on customizing Neptune, go to:
http://neptuneos.eu.pn/devel.html

The link goes no where, I get "Pale Moon can't find the server at neptuneos.eu.pn."

This project (if that is what you can call it) was last updated nearly 3 years ago.
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Re: Neptune OS ?

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I don't know. Come to Riot and see for yourself. There is an admin there too. He is currently offline.
If I can talk to him I will update this topic.

Why isn't there a Riot Room for ReactOS?
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Re: Neptune OS ?

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Well, the current Neptune OS is actually made from Debian, so it is Linux.

https://neptuneos.com/en/start-page.html


And the old Neptune codename, not the same as the above, was an old test version of Windows that was newer than 2000 but abandoned before XP came out.

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One day in the far future perhaps, people will come to the ReactOS website and they'll say "I've seen this old o/s and it looks just like ReactOS 7.5 , I think they've ripped off your code". We'll take a look at the code and we'll find out its that little-known o/s, Windows.
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Re: Neptune OS ?

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I could not find anything else
So this is the screenshot.
Some things have been blurred.
You might need to zoom.
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I am not a part of Neptune OS.
I just joined the room and so my avatar and name is being shown.

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Re: Neptune OS ?

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The chat room interface of Riot looks kinda similar to the one of Discord. Hmm.

OT aside, I never heard of an Operating System called "NeptuneOS" using ReactOS as its codebase. I'm not sure how much they'd succeed with this project, they didn't even release a website presenting the OS.

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Re: Neptune OS ?

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Yes, so it sounds like the name is being used for 3 different OSs:

1. The Windows trial for a successor to 2000, but XP pulled together both the home and commercial markets, and thus Windows "Neptune" was abandoned. There are old ISOs of it floating around the filesharing/torrent world, but it has some serious bugs in its Explorer or something, even if one gets around the activation/expiration code.

2. The Neptune OS that is built from Debian Linux.

3. Some small scale experimental OS claiming to be built from ReactOS. I wish them success, but like most ROS forks or even "distros," I doubt this one will remain either. Now if one of these types of forks were a number of people with attitude conflicts with ReactOS Foundation or some other disagreement, and they actually did work on things that are not currently being tackled in ROS, and they bring it or allow it to come back to ROS (per the GPL, etc.), then I wouldn't have a problem. But most of the forks are people who don't know what they are doing, bite off more than they can chew, or want to make a name for themselves on ReactOS's back.
Fraizeraust wrote:The chat room interface of Riot looks kinda similar to the one of Discord. Hmm.
Yes, it sounds like a parody, since even the name implies similar.

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Re: Neptune OS ?

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I invite everybody on this topic: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16683

I decided to create os, which will use Linux (kernel), GNU, Plasma5 and (suprise) ReactOS (like coLinux was modified Linux and rootless X, my OS will be GNU/Linux + modified ReactOS).

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