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Gekko
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In Regedit.

Post by Gekko » Mon May 22, 2006 12:11 pm

Well in regedit there are many strings exactly the same as the Windows NT OS so I was wondering wouldn't that get you a lawsuit from Microsoft? They sued a 17 yr old Canadian, Mike Rowe for opening a site www.mikerowesoft.com (now mikeroweforums.com) and well, they lost and had to pay him but besides that, I dont think you want Microsoft hunting you, like Lindows (Linspire). I'm a bundle of knowledge lol. Don't think I'm sledging or anything I just don't want to see an opensource OS compatible with Windows shut down by the bigger monopolizer.

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Post by tsg1zzn » Mon May 22, 2006 12:42 pm

If it didn't use the same strings it wouldn't be compatible with Windows programs.

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Post by Headstrong » Mon May 22, 2006 12:47 pm

That has been asked before.

http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/Developer_FAQ

* Q How will you avoid the inevitable "Microsoft" text throughout ReactOS?

* A We believe that this falls under fair use. It is also not needed except in the registry.

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