How I Can get the source code of Microsoft Windows?

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    Question How I Can get the source code of Microsoft Windows?

    How I can get the some of the source code of Microsoft windows(3.1 or 95 or 98)?Please help me , I try to design a opration system like as linux or Windows with C++?

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    Windows in not open source. It's closed source, so you are not allowed to get the source to create another OS.

    Larger corporations, (or just people with lots of monney) can get the source code for development on the windows platform.
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    Anyway, you can see the assembler code by disassembling kernel32.dll in windows 9x/me or ntkern.dll in windows nt, I think that's where Windows' entry point is.

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    you can hack the microsoft computers and give bill gates a taste of his own damn medicine by stealing ideas and source! woohoo!
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    Anyway, you can see the assembler code by disassembling kernel32.dll in windows 9x/me or ntkern.dll in windows nt, I think that's where Windows' entry point is.
    The kernels are KRNL386.EXE in 9x and NTOSKRNL.EXE for NT.
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    here's the source:

    #include <windowcrash.h>

    int main()
    {
    crash();

    return 0;
    }
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    You CAN see the source. Just get a job for MS as a programmer.

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    I doubt that MS would let you see the source untill you had worked there for a LONG time and had 'gained their trust'

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    LoL...I highly doubt Microsoft will ever give away their code. If they did, Bill Gates would be just an average millionare...And not a super billionare.
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    Originally posted by dirkduck
    I doubt that MS would let you see the source untill you had worked there for a LONG time and had 'gained their trust'
    They'd probably not let you see the whole source, but seeing as how they could completely crush and obliterate anyone who stole their source from them, I doubt they're highly worried.

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    is windows actualy written in C++? i doubt it. i think office is written in c++ dough. i saw a program and as they flashed the code by, i saw something.h (it was funny, they thougt normal poeple didn't know what bgs and core problems are)

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    The kernel is mainly written in C with some assembler and C++ (apparently).
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    Why would you want to see the source? You are better off starting for yourself from scratch. I guarantee you'll have a better OS withing 10 minutes than Windows

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    you don't understand how long it takes and how much work it takes to develop an OS of this level...

    and didn't series die a while ago? hmm... just DIE already! why won't you?

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