On Sun, 2008-11-16 at 22:53 +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > Still it goes, the OP is trying to get away from MS-Win, not find some
> > non-MS clone
> 
> in EVERY such post i see exactly opposite. they want windoze clones!
> they don't ask about how to learn unix, what to read, they didn't read 
> even basic manuals, or if so - just glanced.
> 
> actually - there is a market niche for true non-microsoft windoze clone!
> it's strange noone try to fill it. it's millions of $ to earn!
> 

Try ReactOS- it's exactly that.

I think its a version of Wine on steroids...

Also I think thats what Xandros and some of it's partners are doing.


> something working like windoze, running windoze .exe/.dll binaries and 
> windows compatible installer but for example not requiring gig of RAM, 
> powerful CPU running 10 times faster (not difficult to achieve) etc...
> 
> 
> 
> i remember many years ago installing linux first time (linux was quite 
> good that time). i spent 2 months on it reading everything needed and 
> learning BEFORE asking questions on mailing lists! because i knew nothing 
> about unix at first.
> 
> I knew only DOS and windoze 95 before, DOS isn't an OS at all, but that 
> is adventage too. but i needed something that made full use of my 25Mhz 
> 486.
> 
> Windoze definitely wasn't good in it. it just wasted hardware resources 
> giving nothing. that's why i tried to seek something different.
> and found linux.. after some time NetBSD, then FreeBSD.
> 
> 
> 
> today - most of these wannabe-FreeBSD-users just don't want to pay for 
> windoze. nothing else!
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