Add LindowsOS to the list of OSes

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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bugzilla.mozilla.org
Administration
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: Brian 'netdragon' Bober, Assigned: Hixie (not reading bugmail))

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Description

16 years ago
I plan on gettting LindowsOS to test Mozilla on it. People who buy LindowsOS
might want to use Mozilla. Please add LindowsOS to the list of oses (since it is
basically a windows clone) so that issues that only apply to LindowsOS (But not
windows) can be ironed out.
Lindows=Linux
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 2

16 years ago
No it doesn't.

Windows 2000 != Windows NT.
Mac OSX != BSD.

LindowsOS = Linux kernel + (WINE + Proprietary code) + more proprietary code

It isn't Linux, and it isn't made by the Linux community, and it is made to 
properly run Windows programs and it should run Mozilla.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
So we are talking about running the _windows_ mozilla builds on Lindows?
(Reporter)

Comment 4

16 years ago
yes
(Reporter)

Comment 5

16 years ago
LindowsOS poses a problem because it can run both Linux Mozilla and Windows 
Mozilla. Issues facing the running of Mozilla on LindowsOS might not affect 
either Linux or Windows.
But there might not be.  I say, find a Lindows-specific problem and we'll talk.
How is Lindows different from any other linux distribution?

It is _not_ made to run windows programs, show me a place at
http://www.lindows.com that says this and we can talk.
From http://www.lindows.com/lindows_sales_intro.php:
 LindowsOS is a new, fun and exciting operating system that delivers the power,
stability and cost-savings of Linux with the ease of a windows environment.

-> this is just another linux distribution.

Other linux distributions include Wine as well.

Why would you run the windows mozilla on lindows rather than the linux one?
oh yeah, and on the topic of "Windows 2000 != Windows NT", RedHat != SuSE !=
Mandrake, but still we only have "Linux" in the OS List.
(Reporter)

Comment 9

16 years ago
> Why would you run the windows mozilla on lindows rather than the linux one?

Someone might. Maybe we should add WINE to the list of oses then :-/
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Comment 10

16 years ago
Find enough bugs for this to matter, and we'll talk.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 11

16 years ago
A question is whether LindowsOS could be considered a Linux distro or is
significantly different. I will see when I buy it.
Component: Bugzilla: Keywords & Components → Administration
Product: mozilla.org → bugzilla.mozilla.org
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