How I Can get the source code of Microsoft Windows?

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    The source of Windows CE 3.0 is "open" at MS web site. Note the " marks. What I mean is you can see the source which is good enough for most serious dvelopers. I once made the mistake of suggesting the source was "open". Note the " marks. If you are a professional developer and want to see what is happening when you call something, there it is, if you are an anti MS robot, check it out and complain.
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    Last I heard Windows was mainly written in C, with some C++ and assembly. Probably has a lot of assembly, actually...

    You could always reverse engineer Windows to get the source code. That would be tough...

    I was reading this one article about the Microsoft antitrust case, and it said the court assigned two people to watch over Microsoft and these two people are allowed full access to all Microsoft products and source code. Would I love to be one of those 2 people...
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    Originally posted by valar_king
    you can hack the microsoft computers and give bill gates a taste of his own damn medicine by stealing ideas and source! woohoo!
    But you'd have tot break into micrsoft headquaters. They dont let those machines be hooked to the net.

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    Bill Gates can let you see the source code, but then he had to kill you.
    No, he will not get arrested because all the Windows are depending on him, and besides he brided the US president as well as the UN.
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    <<<<<<and besides he brided the US president as well as the <<<<<<UN.


    Huuhhh?
    if a contradiction was contradicted would that contradition contradict the origional crontradiction?

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    Just kidding, no worries.
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