- XKCD's Windows 7
- 11 Jan 2009 05:54:54 pm
- Last edited by Tari on 31 Dec 2009 01:04:49 pm; edited 1 time in total
The comic made me lol.
And I was inspired. Very inspired, for the entire weekend. My post on the XKCD forum follows:
It took me all weekend, but I created a Linux program to mimic the functionality of Windows 7 in the comic.
Incidentally, the experience was rather like that in '11th Grade', but with C instead of Perl (I'm a high school student).
Video of it working is embedded below:
To use it, you'll need a workable Linux system and a toolchain; the readme can provide all the details.
Grab it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?mhnmnjztyn3
Update: digg it if you wish
I've also built a minimal kernel and initrd for use as a live system. Grab it here, and follow the instructions in the readme.