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    This has nothing to do with Windows but when I saw this I was like WHOA! This looks AWESOME.

    http://www.microwindows.org/


    http://www.microwindows.org/SSPixil.html

    This looks awesome to me....






    http://www.microwindows.org/SSWin32.html

    Win32, it even has transparency!




    http://www.microwindows.org/SSNanoXDist.html

    It's own terminal!






    http://www.microwindows.org/SSNanoXOther.html


    Running Mozilla!



    Anyone who knows me knows my love of low resource computing..... Anyone else think this is awesome?




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    OMG OMG OMG OMG:


    How big is Nano-X?

    On 16 bit systems, the entire system, including screen, mouse and keyboard drivers runs in less than 64k. On 32-bit systems, support includes proportional fonts and applications are typically less than 100k.
    http://www.microwindows.org/faq.html
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    Question: Could this be a replacement for X-Windows on Linux desktops? (I know they say it is intended for smaller devices).

    Another question: How much overhead does X-Windows have running on a typical desktop? I'm sure it's a lot more than 100k. Would around 30 megs (or more) sound about right? (trying to make sense of my top read out).
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    I'm not sure if I'd trust someone who took almost two years to figure out that naming your graphical window environment "Microwindows" probably isn't the best idea in the world

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    I'm not sure if I'd trust someone who took almost two years to figure out that naming your graphical window environment "Microwindows" probably isn't the best idea in the world
    ROFLMAO... Good point... I didn't notice the two years bit...
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    Another company named one of their products "Windows" which when you think about it are holes covered by see through glass you can easily break and said it's "secure". You trust a company that named their product after a portion of a house used most often to break in
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    Reminds me of that kid, Mike Row, who named his website mikerowsoft.com.

    Gore > He should have named it after himself. "Gates" sounds more secure than "Windows"... although there's still a bunch of jokes that can be made about an OS calling itself "Gates". Someone should make a "Gates Linux"...

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    Dude he'd sue. Remember "Lindows" ? Even when Microsoft was over charging to hell and California won, Lindows offered to give those people Lindows and Microsoft had that stopped as well.

    and yea I member Mike Not the same Mike Roe who does the show "Dirty jobs" but I think they both shovel ****
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    Wasn't Lindows more about the look at feel versus the name?
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    Hmmm,

    Lindows became "Linspire" and is still around:

    http://www.linspire.com/

    And this doesn't look like a "victory" to me:

    http://www.out-law.com/page-4723

    What surprises me is that the MS/Lindows thing had been going on since 2001, so these guys should really have known better?

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