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  • GitHub repo docker-qemu-win2000

    A Docker image for Windows 2000 Advanced Server with SP4.

    Questions about this implementation's legality? Liability? Security?

    https://github.com/hectorm/docker-qemu-win2000/blob/master/D...

    Makes me think this is done as a POC, but definitely fork a local copy as you can just swap that line out with your local copy of a Win2k ISO

  • GitHub repo docker-qemu-reactos

    A Docker image for the ReactOS operating system.

    I have a similar image with ReactOS if you want to compare :)

    https://github.com/hectorm/docker-qemu-reactos

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  • GitHub repo reactos

    A free Windows-compatible Operating System

    If it had updated security patches, drivers for modern hardware, and a modern web browser, I'd seriously consider using Windows 2000 as my daily driver today. Windows 2000 was peak Windows for me. It was stable, and the desktop did not get in my way. It's Windows without the bloat, the nagging, and the surveillance. I loved it in the early 2000's, preferred it to XP (which introduced activation, the Fisher-Price theme, and some nagging), and still love it to this day. I periodically check the progress of ReactOS (https://reactos.org), since this is the closest thing to this vision of an updated Windows 2000.

    While I'm at it, I'd be very productive with 2000-era productivity software, such as Microsoft Office 2000 and the Adobe software of that era. Of course, I'd need updated compilers and other developer tools since I'd like to work with modern languages.

  • GitHub repo wrp

    Web Rendering Proxy: Use vintage, historical, legacy browsers on modern web

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