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Old 2013-05-05, 08:29   #45
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Perhaps your email to him had nothing to do with retiring the Windows version of Primo.
My thoughts exactly. Development of the windows version had obviously stopped a long time ago and as 32bit OSes are dying out (still running XP32 myself) it was the next logical step to make a cut here.
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Old 2013-05-05, 10:22   #46
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Hopefully he releases the source code within our lifetimes because I want to download it someday.
If Puzzle-Peter`s word is true, the source code of Primo may contain some 64bit Linux assembler codes so that it can`t be compiled on any 32bit OS.

If you really want a 32bit OS version of Primo (such as the Windows version Marcel Martin has recently removed from his website), I think you had better give up this meaningless action as jasonp suggests.

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Old 2013-05-05, 13:29   #47
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I have an old Windows executable of Primo which is, I guess, 32-bit and will be mono-proccessor. However, I am not going behind Marcel's back to distribute it. You might find it on some web-archiver too.
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Old 2013-05-05, 16:41   #48
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WHEN in this entire universe is he going to make another Windows version?! If he doesn't, he should either upload the source code or re-upload the version that was on there in the first place so that people with 32-bit computers can use Primo (no 32-bit Linux version)! He better do it before I reach the age of 64!!! That gives him 44 years (~23375.5008 days or May 4th, 2057), hopefully he'll still be alive, but if he doesn't release the source code (or another Windows version) by then, I'll be so furious that (if possible at the time) I'll probably leave this planet (and head off to who knows where) with my family and may NEVER COME BACK!!
You plan to be using 32-bit Windows in 2057? It doesn't even seem likely that Windows will exist at all, let alone 32-bit x86 processors.
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Old 2013-05-05, 21:05   #49
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Exclamation I want that source code!

Yes, I'm sure that I will still have a 32-bit Windows VM at the time, even if 128 or even 256-bit operating systems are around, but I just want to know when on Earth he is going to make another Windows version! How in this entire universe do I get the source code from him?! Do I have to send him an E-mail or something? When is he ever going to make Primo open-source? Sorry about all those hard-to-answer questions, but I really want Marcel to make another Windows version!

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Old 2013-05-05, 21:30   #50
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These questions are not hard to answer.
The answer is: you don't have any right to demand anything from Marcel or from anyone else. This is a product of his work. He owns it. He owes you nothing. He let you ride his bike while he was not using it. Now he took it away and had taken it apart for spare parts. This is his own business.

Instead, write to Microsoft to demand that they go opensource.
"I WANT YOUR SOURCE!"
Also add that you don't want to pay for their Windows thing.
If they refuse, demand that they put Windows95 back for download or if they don't use anymore then they should release the source.

Go to the mall. Get a free sample candy sample. Then demand that they give you five more pounds. "And right now!"

Also continue writing to the people who put the locked zip files with the things that you wanted (whatever they were). Demand that all for free, as usual.

Last but not the least, sure, by all means, continue complaining here about all of your adventures in getting free stuff that isn't really free. Everyone loves it!

I am generally curious: have you ever paid for anything in your life? (And not with your parents' money, that is.)
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Old 2013-05-06, 00:17   #51
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I don't buy anything. I use freeware (Firefox, Xvid, iTunes, etc.), and I find my music, images, fonts, and other stuff through Google, Bing, and other search engines. It takes longer, but I think it's worth it.

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Old 2013-05-06, 00:56   #52
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I don't buy anything. I use freeware (Firefox, Xvid, iTunes, etc.), and I find my music, images, fonts, and other stuff through Google, Bing, and other search engines. It takes longer, but I think it's worth it.
And yet you use Windows instead of Linux. Hm...does that fall under the "your parents' money" category, or is it pirated?

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Old 2013-05-06, 03:14   #53
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I just want to know when on Earth he is going to make another Windows version!
Almost certainly never. But perhaps if someone offered him a job porting it to Windows, along with a nice contract ensuring that the company take certain legal risks he seems concerned about, he'd consider it. Do you know of anyone willing to front the money?
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Old 2013-05-06, 12:56   #54
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@Mini-Geek: Windows came with my computer when I bought it, therefore it falls under the "my parents money" category. Why would you think it was pirated? I had to get a new PC anyway, my old one was about to crash, due in part to the fact that I had it for 5-6 years.

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Old 2013-05-06, 23:26   #55
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@Mini-Geek: Windows came with my computer when I bought it, therefore it falls under the "my parents money" category. Why would you think it was pirated? I had to get a new PC anyway, my old one was about to crash, due in part to the fact that I had it for 5-6 years.
Computers often crash more often than every 5-6 years when you get your music from google searches. It's a good thing you got a new computer- the newness does prevent crashes, after all.
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