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    4play's Avatar knob jockey
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    i was about to recommend only using this alpha on an old pc.
    but what windows os runs on a old machine.

    anyway it is fun to get your hands on these things in advance and play with them.
    im hoping to alpha test a reverse engineered version of the win 98 kernal.

    on an old machine of course.

  2. File Sharing   -   #12
    yea ok but what so called damage could it do to my comp.



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    none i bet.
    if you are just using it as a test machine. if you have another os as well it could probably screw your hdd partitions and the other os.
    which would be a worst case senario.

    or it could really infuriate you and you attack your box.

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    Perhaps you hadn't heard but when MS have software in the Alpha state they put a virus in it. So that if anyone gets their hands on it, without the proper authority / code the virus is activated. Normally what this does is contaminate the boot sector of your hard drive. Long story short the hard drive is goosed. The beauty, from their point of view is that you can't complain. I am not aware of the situation with Longhorn, but I don't want to find out.

    This is removed in the first Beta version, simply because it is sent out to users to test. That is why sensible people are only interested in the Beta version.

    Like I said, if you want to farg with your computer carry on. A hard drive isn't that expensive nowadays.

    Good Luck

    Cheers

    JimF

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    I shouldnt do any damage that you cant get rid of with formating, but I hate formating and reinstalling windows.

    As 4play said if you have an old HD try it on this one.

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    Longhorn is just XP with more annoying UI, you can download a theme for xp that looks like Longhorn , without all the BS.

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    Originally posted by I_DONT_SHARE_PORN@15 February 2003 - 01:04
    Longhorn is just XP with more annoying UI, you can download a theme for xp that looks like Longhorn , without all the BS.
    Where can I download such a theme?

    I want to see what LH looks like

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    Originally posted by JimF@14 February 2003 - 17:34
    Wiz

    Perhaps you hadn't heard but when MS have software in the Alpha state they put a virus in it. So that if anyone gets their hands on it, without the proper authority / code the virus is activated. Normally what this does is contaminate the boot sector of your hard drive. Long story short the hard drive is goosed. The beauty, from their point of view is that you can't complain. I am not aware of the situation with Longhorn, but I don't want to find out.

    This is removed in the first Beta version, simply because it is sent out to users to test. That is why sensible people are only interested in the Beta version.

    Like I said, if you want to farg with your computer carry on. A hard drive isn't that expensive nowadays.

    Good Luck

    Cheers

    JimF
    That is a total load of bullshit..
    Don't let this scare any of ya, there is no virus in the alpha of longhorn, if ya wanna use it feel free to, it's your perrogative and none of us can really stop ya from doing so..

  9. File Sharing   -   #19
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    Of course it's total BS. It's not even very good, as I made it up while under the influence of the apple.

    Cheers

    JimF

    PS I agree and I think i said it earlier. Use it if you want.

  10. File Sharing   -   #20
    ok but one problem i haven got it i dont konw where to get it from.



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