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Govtcheez
02-13-2002, 01:45 PM
http://research.microsoft.com/university/NTSrcLicInfo.asp

Now who said that the source for Windows would cost you your first born child? All we gotta do is find someone who's going to one of these schools.... taylorguitarman, I believe you attend Univ. of Wisconsin, right? Anyone wanna hook us up?

taylorguitarman
02-13-2002, 02:19 PM
Graduated in December. Sorry. Plus, I didn't go to Madison. I still know some people that go there though. I'll have to look into that. My guess is it's grad students that get access. I am looking to go there for grad school but that'll be a year off.

no-one
02-13-2002, 04:02 PM
knowing MS the security related code among other things has been removed.

Brian
02-13-2002, 04:07 PM
Teaching people with the windows source?

Like a limbless person teaching somebody to swim...

dirkduck
02-13-2002, 09:04 PM
IMHO, they should just use the linux source, not such a hassle as getting it from MS.

davie_scotland
02-16-2002, 05:58 PM
My brother is at university how do you go about getting that **** if i can i'll get him to ask his head lecturer

CompiledMonkey
02-17-2002, 12:15 AM
Just an idea, but do you honestly think it's the entire and correct source code to Windows? ;)

Govtcheez
02-17-2002, 09:29 AM
> but do you honestly think it's the entire and correct source code to Windows?

Maybe not the entire source, no, but I'd be willing to bet what's there is correct.

CompiledMonkey
02-17-2002, 10:43 AM
I guess but I have a hard time believing that. Just think about it, a company makin billions on a piece of software just gives there source code away to colleges. The code part of open source are college students. That source could get into the wrong hands pretty quick.

Betazep
02-17-2002, 10:53 AM
>>>like Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows CE


See the key word here is 'like'. MS probably thinks Win 3.1 is 'like' XP. ;)

foniks munkee
02-18-2002, 02:46 AM
I thought they "lost" the source for 3.1 during that whole Netscape thing.. ;)