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hadizadeh
12-15-2001, 05:12 AM
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++?:)

gamegod3001
12-15-2001, 06:18 AM
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.

oskilian
12-15-2001, 09:48 AM
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.

Oskilian

valar_king
12-15-2001, 02:28 PM
you can hack the microsoft computers and give bill gates a taste of his own damn medicine by stealing ideas and source! woohoo!

zen
12-15-2001, 03:55 PM
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.

gnu-ehacks
12-15-2001, 08:30 PM
here's the source:

#include <windowcrash.h>

int main()
{
crash();

return 0;
}

The V.
12-15-2001, 09:16 PM
You CAN see the source. Just get a job for MS as a programmer.

dirkduck
12-15-2001, 10:44 PM
I doubt that MS would let you see the source untill you had worked there for a LONG time and had 'gained their trust'

gnu-ehacks
12-15-2001, 11:01 PM
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.

The V.
12-15-2001, 11:03 PM
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.

bart
12-16-2001, 06:55 AM
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)

zen
12-16-2001, 08:38 AM
The kernel is mainly written in C with some assembler and C++ (apparently).

Series X4 1.0
12-16-2001, 08:54 AM
Location: Iran

I didn't know you had computers over there.

Garfield
12-16-2001, 09:29 AM
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 :D

--Garfield

Aran
12-16-2001, 11:16 AM
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?;)

adrianxw
12-16-2001, 02:30 PM
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.

DavidP
12-16-2001, 03:11 PM
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...

Vulcan
12-16-2001, 10:47 PM
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.

Yoshi
12-16-2001, 10:48 PM
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.

Dissata
12-16-2001, 10:55 PM
<<<<<<and besides he brided the US president as well as the <<<<<<UN.


Huuhhh?

Yoshi
12-16-2001, 10:56 PM
Just kidding, no worries.