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Zlatan

Senior Member
Jun 9, 2003
23,035
#6
Well, they dont exactly talk bad about Microsoft in this article:

In short, there is nothing really surprising in this leak. Microsoft does not steal open-source code. Their older code is flaky, their modern code excellent. Their programmers are skilled and enthusiastic. Problems are generally due to a trade-off of current quality against vast hardware, software and backward compatibility.
 

mikhail

Senior Member
Jan 24, 2003
9,575
#8
Thursday, February 19, 2004 Posted: 8:34 PM EST (0134 GMT)

SEATTLE, Washington(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. is sending letters to people who are downloading or sharing portions of its Windows source code, in an effort to stop the illegally obtained operating system secrets from spreading further over the Internet.

Microsoft spokesman Tom Pilla said this week that the letters are intended to let people know that such actions are illegal, and that the company is not threatening legal action at this point.

"We're asking users to, No. 1, simply stop sharing and distributing it, and, No. 2, to delete and destroy [it]," Pilla said.

Microsoft admitted last week that some parts of the tightly guarded source code for its Windows 2000 and Windows NT4.0 computer operating systems were illegally leaked over the Internet. The Redmond, Washington, software giant has said it is working with the FBI on the case, and the company has vowed to "take all appropriate legal actions to protect its intellectual property."


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Ah, The Evil Empire(TM) running scared... a beautiful sight.
 

Art^

StrikerMania Champ 2004
Jan 11, 2003
2,861
#10
Why do they use words like, idiots, **** and morons in their code... I thought these people was pro's
 

gray

Senior Member
Moderator
Apr 22, 2003
30,102
#11
imagine how your mood would be locked up in a poorly lit underground offce with nought but a computer without internet access and a cup of coffee

:)
 

mikhail

Senior Member
Jan 24, 2003
9,575
#13
Competitors can reverse engineer it. Can you imagine how pissed off Ferrari would be if 1/8th of the plans for their newest F1 car got out?
 

mikhail

Senior Member
Jan 24, 2003
9,575
#15
Even if no one else can use it in their own stuff, hackers will be looking at the weaknesses in the code. Windows is fragile enough as it is.
 

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