Old 29th March 2001, 03:32   #1
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I'm tired of windows, I want a new OS, and I think Nullsoft is serius enough to make it.

Linux is for crazy-hackers, windows is for grandmas... I need something functional, and yet cool. As winamp.

I've not seen much software improved as winamp. Never a program was so remade it from end to start to make it better every month with every new version.
Microsoft never did that.

Hey, Justin, I think you have had that Idea before... Tell AOL you want more money, more Audis, and make our dream true :))
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WINDOWS SUX BUT THERE'S NO BETTER

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Just one question...how much do you actually know about Linux? How much time have you actually spent using it?

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oh, c'mon, we can make broader generalizations than that!!

I say, computers are for crazy-hackers!
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Old 29th March 2001, 15:53   #5
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Old 29th March 2001, 15:53   #6
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lol scottyc .

ALF as you haven't complained about Windows Crashing (you must have a stable version) then why not try litestep? http://www.litestep.com It's skinnable and winamp sort of er..goes with it, I personally don't like it but other people do.
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Old 29th March 2001, 17:59   #7
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WinampOS? No way!

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Nullsoft Inc. and its parent company, America Online, Inc., respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our Content providers to do the same.
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That is from Nullsoft's Disclaimer. Nullsoft is owned by America Online/Time Warner/Netscape. Winamp is great, Nullsoft in general is great this is true. But frankly I do not want an operating system that is endorsed by the freaks at America Online. Anyway, America Online has a big enough empire that if they were to make an OS (or one of the company's they own), they'd probably get themselves into the same sitiation as microsoft.

Lastly, inless the OS were free, America Online would make $$, and that is not a good thing! In any case, if WinampOS does come out, I am not getting it!
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besides, if Nullsoft made OSs, what would we play mp3s with?
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That would be the whole thing, if winamp made an os, everything would be mp3's.

you'd have an mp3 player bar embedded in the task bar, the startup and shutdown sounds would be mp3's. the windows would be 3D (probably using Glide), and your desktop will be animated depending on the sounds you make, this would include mouse clicks and all that.
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Old 30th March 2001, 14:45   #10
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Maybe If Nullsoft made a shell that would be good.
FFS! Stop having a go at AOLTW they give Nullsoft money - Nullsoft keep making Winamp. If it wasn't for AOLTW then Nullsoft would be screwed ok?
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Old 30th March 2001, 18:15   #11
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Yes, I know that.

But the fact remains, I would most likely not get a WinampOS. Anyway, in thinking about this, Litestep can have winamp embedded in your desktop, so litestep is probably as close as we will get to the WinampOS!
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I agree with a-arse. Do you people complaining about AOL all the time even know why you hate them?
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Old 30th March 2001, 20:58   #13
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the NullsoftOS was called Kleenux. but it was scraped. too bad huh

but a litestep and windowblind theme wouldnt be that bad, hint hint

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the windows would be 3D (probably using Glide)

uh. Glide? .. Are you funny in the head?

Maybe they should use WinG, too.
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anyone know how hard it is to integrate Winamp3 into Lifestep or windowblinds?
Mp3 embedded into everything sure would be a bad thing... I use it enough to justify something like that...
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Old 30th March 2001, 23:48   #16
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personally, i hate the program aol. I think it is a bad attempt at a good idea. aoltw is fine i guess. and arse.... it's not like aoltw saved nullsoft cause they had love in their hearts. they did it cause nullsoft was well known and they knew they could make money off it. sure i say "thanks" but i still don't like em and i wish they go bankrupt. i bet you mad amounts of cash someone else would buy nullsoft. worst case, microsoft would. that'd suck even more

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I wounder how far along Kleenux was when it was scraped? Was there ever a stable version? I wonder if someone could continue it now...

Also to integrate winamp into litestep you need the litestep module "geekmp3" as I recall. It than associates winamp commands with litestep commands like !play !pause !stop etc...
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Old 31st March 2001, 02:26   #18
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If you realized it, the Glide thing was a joke, because they made WinGlide.

My reasons for hating America Online:

1. Not connected when I boot up the computer (Like Cable)
2. Even though I have quit the service 10years ago, I still get the 'come back to us for 600hrs free stuff'
3. America Online does not teach you anything about how the internet really works.
4. Busy signals
5. and I am sure I could think of alot more if I put time into it...

Anyway, was that Kleenux thing a joke?
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Some of the reasons I would like to add are:

Stupid commercials (minor, but annoying)
"Keywords" are very limited compared to URLs
They count hours instead of being unlimited
Between them and AT&T, they own telecommunication
"You've got mail!"
I consider AOL a worse monopoly than Microsoft has ever been
AOL CDs are not as useful as the floppies used to be

I really could go on, but I tire of even thinking about AOL.
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Old 31st March 2001, 08:53   #20
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hey, don't dis aol... they make the cheapest coasters I have ever used... and if ever break one I can usually expect 4 or 5 replacements in the mail!
Think Correlle or Tupperware would do that for you?
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lol

for litestep, i meant a theme that is based off of winamp, or nullsoft or whatever.
the geekamp thing is good, i use it on my comp.

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i tell ya if i had money i'd buy nullsoft

i love you guys. i see nullsoft as the opposite of microsoft. winamp is the FURTHEST thing from bloatware, whereas microsoft is universally known as the king of bloatware.

if i had me a few million i'd buy nullsoft and icq from AOL and make sure they stay (or in icq's case go back to) high quality programming.

http://splitskull.dhs.org/tutorials/icqbannerdie.shtml
Show AOL you wont take that crap anymore and be rid of banners! Mua ha ha.
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Couple of Million I don't think that AOL would let get of nullsoft for more than 10,000,000. But what do I know?
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for a good while I had no idea that AOL owned Nullsoft... and as long as Winamp remains the top mp3 player I don't really care who makes it or produces it.
If Winamp started inserting AOL ads into their player, I would uninstall it in a second. But that's not gonna happen. Personally I'm glad AOL invests money in good clean products like this one.
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AOL may be an unlimited supply of coasters, but hard drive platters are so much more durable.
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yeah, but those actually cost money. Besides, I'd feel bad wasting a good hard drive platter - it might possibly be repairable, unlike the CDs...
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Not when they are out of old hard drives. Besides, you can't open up a hard drive to fix it unless you have a "clean room."
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Another thing:
AOL put ads in ICQ. That bites, but at least it is possible to got rid of them.
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OK, so I do hate AOL as well, I had forgotten about the ads in ICQ!
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There is always something to hate about AOL. I am sure even employees there don't like everything about AOL.
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Kinda like BT here in the UK. Everyone hates them. I am on their terrible ADSL service so I have good reason too hate them.

Back to WinampOS - exactly what would that do anyway? Are we talking about an OS made just to run Winamp or just a proper OS just made by Nullsoft (and therefore probably called NullsoftOS or something instead).
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I think the latter is what they're talkin about.. yeah winamp is cool but there's no chance in hell that I would have an OS made solely to play media files...
I say let Nullsoft do what they're good at, making awesome mp3 players.
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[B]Kinda like BT here in the UK. Everyone hates them. I am on their terrible ADSL service so I have good reason too hate them.[B]
Uh. In germany it's the same problem with the Deutsche Telekom. Very annoying.

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Old 1st April 2001, 14:58   #34
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Gotta love those telcos!
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Well, i live in Australia. We got telstra, i hate them, cause they havn't got cable in my area. IN FACT no one does. So i hate them all, but mostly telstra cause they can do something about it.

BUT ne ways, maybe that will change with the recent singtel buyout of another telco.

BUT i don't liek AOL, i won't say i hate them, cause i can't, they keep things liek Winamp(Nullsoft) and, well, actually i don't like them cause they changed ICQ(Mirabilis) into a big pile of desktop junk, at least u can turn MOST of it off. But they are a good suplier of coasters, (tho i think i do well to supply my own .

Winamp/Nullsoft OS would be cool, but i think that if they just made a shell for windows that would be cool! You know, integrated desktop winamp, mp3s instead of wavs, etc. could really produce some revenue for 'AOL' with a large numebr of ppl being able to have 'integrated ads'.. ok i stop there before any ideas come out. :P

OK, just one, get Nullsoft to make a Instant Messanger, JUST so AOL have 3 in total!
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then we'd hafta figure out how to hack a whole OS worth of dumb adds out - icq is timetaking enough to do so.
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I agree with LePre41. Nullsoft makes a kick-ass audio player. There is no good reason to have them try to make Winamp things it is not. It is not a CD burning program. It is not a file manager. It is not and IMHO should not be 2/3 of the other things that people sometimes suggest it should be. And for the love of God, it shouldn't become an entire OS. Not to mention that Nullsoft has nowhere near the budget or manpower required to make something like that. Windows actually does work. As does Linux, MacOS, and BSD. Being a user of the all the above operating systems except for BSD, I can attest to it. OK, I shut up now.
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I do think a decent CD ripper would not be too bad to make. I could be wrong though.
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I was thinking that all winamp would need is ASPI and the ability to compress to MP3. It doesn't sound that bad and personally I think it would be a very useful feature since I rip all of my new CDs when I get them.
Maybe it could be a plugin so that it doesn't hurt the performance of the main program.
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