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  • mikenelson446
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    I generally use different types of sources to watch movies (download free or watch online).
    Last edited by mikenelson446; 09 August 2022, 01:49 PM.

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  • sophisticles
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    The sad thing is that this software from MS, even though it's 27 years old, and quite ancient by computer standards, is still more advanced than anything available in Linux as GPL'd software.

    And yes, i know about Blender, but the reality is that this MS software was very easy to use, and capable for it's time, it's the type of software that helped make Windows the defacto standard on the PC.

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  • Rccero
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    As a fan of abandonware, I'm happy to hear an old iconic software will be opensourced and maintained by the community.
    I wish they released Fine Artist and Creative Writer next, those are literal pieces of my childhood.

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  • sinepgib
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    Originally posted by oiaohm View Post

    The reality is a lot of software used by governments around the world have the source code archived. Yes MS Windows and MS office and many other Microsoft products and many other companies products governments around the world already have the source code of because Microsoft and others had to hand it over and keep updating it to get contracts. So law could just start with what is archived.
    Nice to know!

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  • oiaohm
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    Originally posted by sinepgib View Post
    In a perfect world abandonware would always become open source based on right to repair laws. Never gonna happen, but one can dream.
    For a start it would require proactive archival in some government agency to avoid cases of "lost floppies", good luck getting companies to get on board with that :'(
    The reality is a lot of software used by governments around the world have the source code archived. Yes MS Windows and MS office and many other Microsoft products and many other companies products governments around the world already have the source code of because Microsoft and others had to hand it over and keep updating it to get contracts. So law could just start with what is archived.

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  • sinepgib
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    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

    People: “Open source your projects, esp. if they are abandonware!!!”
    Also people (after the fact): “It's worthless to open source abandonware, what a shitty contribution!!!”

    People suck. Period.
    TBF it's most likely not the same subset of people. Besides, I don't think it's about open sourcing abandonware they complain, but because they already hate MS and everything counts to confirm the bias.
    DISCLAIMER: I hate MS as much as I find it reasonable to hate a company. But I can see when something they do aligns with my interests despite that.

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  • sinepgib
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    Originally posted by mdedetrich View Post
    I have been running Windoes for years on dozens of machines and at least from Windoes 7 to now I haven't gotten any crashes
    The quoted post is talking about MS Teams on Windows. Now, I feel it's dubious that it brings the whole system down with it. If there's something modern OSes pretty much solved many years ago is userspace errors bringing the whole system down. But I wouldn't be at all surprised if Teams crashed on Windows or any other platform.

    Originally posted by CochainComplex View Post
    And which project has substantial use cases on Linux? Vscode but this is comparable to "free OpenSource" Chrome. You pay by giving data.
    LSP that all IDEs and editors enjoy was made and opened by MS (of course, not because of altruism but because it was the only way for VS Code to be competitive, but that's irrelevant here, no company is really altruistic), as well as the .NET platform (maybe not _used_ that much, but completely _usable_).

    Originally posted by oiaohm View Post
    Please note its not just Microsoft I wish has the policy that X number of years release software open source if it end of life and nothing else exists new to read the format.
    In a perfect world abandonware would always become open source based on right to repair laws. Never gonna happen, but one can dream.
    For a start it would require proactive archival in some government agency to avoid cases of "lost floppies", good luck getting companies to get on board with that :'(

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by waxhead View Post
    People complain because the contribution is near worthless. Sure it is, but it is still a contribution regardless.
    People: “Open source your projects, esp. if they are abandonware!!!”
    Also people (after the fact): “It's worthless to open source abandonware, what a shitty contribution!!!”

    People suck. Period.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by StandaSK View Post
    Foone (the person on Twitter that asked for it) will apparently fork it and try to make it work and maintain it going forward.

    https://twitter.com/shanselman/statu...34107163619328
    I wonder who's going to use it and support him, though, as most people on here seem to not like the fact that it's now open source.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
    And people use these kind of historical releases to say that Microsoft now releases a lot of open source things...
    Not just historical, they also open source newer things, like Visual Studio Code, .NET and the new Windows Terminal and Calculator.

    Also, historical or not: please educate me, how many other (big) companies open source historical stuff? I cannot think of more than five.

    So it's a good move on their part. Also, there's a small community still using this, so they would benefit from a good fork, which is already in the works: https://twitter.com/shanselman/statu...34107163619328

    MS is not perfect and I too hate on them from time to time, but I'm also of the “let's give credit where due” kind. And this is one of those situations where they deserve credit.
    Last edited by Vistaus; 05 May 2022, 11:50 AM.

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