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Re: [Qemu-devel] Commit 77af8a2b95b79699de650965d5228772743efe84 breaks

From: John Snow
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Commit 77af8a2b95b79699de650965d5228772743efe84 breaks Windows 2000 support
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:43:24 -0400
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On 07/21/2017 05:06 AM, Igor Mammedov wrote:
On Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:29:33 +0200
Phil Dennis-Jordan <address@hidden> wrote:

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 6:40 PM, Programmingkid
<address@hidden> wrote:
I noticed that Windows 2000 does not boot up in QEMU recently. After bisecting 
the issue I found the offending commit:
w2k is very ancient (and long time EOLed), I can't even download it from msdn 
to test
(oldest available is XP)

do we really care about it?

Red Hat: "No, not really."
FOSS: "Yes, of course!"

Half the fun of QEMU (see also: QEMU Advent Calendar) is running old software. Technology moves so fast that even software from just 17 years ago is becoming impossible to run.

For historical and archival purposes it is absolutely of interest to be able to run one of Microsoft's most popular operating systems.

Of course, it's not particularly high on anyone's list who is getting paid to tend to QEMU, of course.


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