Linux is Fine When Used For Other Devices



Tolkem

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What I was thinking of doing was clean rooming Windows 10 (and other versions after it), and then modifying the code of FreeDOS so it mimics Windows without actually being it.
Seriously? Are you just mocking us??? You wrote
However, being that Linux has a steep learning curve, trying to figure out a solution on my own can be confusing, and because I'm not technical oriented (I know how to use a computer, but I struggle with knowing how it works under the hood), using terminal commands can, at times, feel like rocket science.
And now you plan on fork a complete OS and modify it to your needs? For real? What a joke ...
 

SpongebobFan1994

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A bit, yes, but all in good humor. No offense taken, I hope.
Its fine. According to my family and friends, I'm well-known for my sarcasm. I even have a shirt that says "Sarcasm: Just another service I offer".

It does? I thought it was written from scratch.
The developers used the clean room reverse engineering approach to learn how Windows works, and then disassembled the code so they could use the kernel. You can look that up yourself if you want.
 

SpongebobFan1994

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Seriously? Are you just mocking us??? You wrote And now you plan on fork a complete OS and modify it to your needs? For real? What a joke ...
I never said I was going to do any of that myself, if that's what you were thinking. Understanding how to do that is way over my head, so I'll hire someone who has a background in software development to complete that kind of work for me.
 

Tolkem

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I never said I was going to do any of that myself, if that's what you were thinking. Understanding how to do that is way over my head, so I'll hire someone who has a background in software development to complete that kind of work for me.
Well, it did sound(read)like you actually meant it that way. Can't you do the same thing with Linux? Or you want it so bad to be FreeDOS while at the same not being FreeDOS but something else entirely? Can you see while you read that above that it makes no sense at all, can you?
 

SpongebobFan1994

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Well, it did sound(read)like you actually meant it that way. Can't you do the same thing with Linux? Or you want it so bad to be FreeDOS while at the same not being FreeDOS but something else entirely? Can you see while you read that above that it makes no sense at all, can you?
Yes, I should've worded that more carefully to avoid confusing you. At the same time though, you overreacted when reading that, took what I said out of context, and put words in my mouth. Because I wasn't offended by that, we're all good.

There's a common confusion that Windows is a derivative of MS-DOS, and after researching that just now, I'll admit I was wrong for thinking that, and thinking I could fork FreeDOS, use the code to mimic Windows, and make an OS that feels like Windows, even though it isn't.

I could have the developer use the code of a distro to build the OS, but I don't want them to use the kernel because I don't want them to make this proposed OS a distro itself. There's plenty of them already, so making another one would be redundant. Instead, I'll have them build a kernel from scratch. Before you get worried about that, the Linux kernel had to built from scratch as well at one point, and supposedly some distros do use their own kernels. It sounds weird (at least to you) to have it mimic Windows, but to the end user, they just want Windows without Microsoft.
 
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