Windows XP Source Codes Leaked Online

The source codes for Windows XP, Office 2003 and number of other Microsoft properties have allegedly been leaked online. aside from the 2 aforementioned software, the leaked codes also include Windows Server 2003 and an entire host of older Microsoft operating systems, including multiple versions of MS-DOS and Windows CE/NT. the entire collection reportedly weighs in at 43 GB and has been posted as a torrent on 4Chan.

Windows XP Source Codes Leaked Online


According to Bleeping Computer, which says it’s been ready to access the files, the torrent also includes a media folder containing a set of conspiracy theory videos about Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates . aside from Windows XP (SP1) and Windows 2003, the torrent also includes the supposed source codes of the subsequent pieces of software from Microsoft:

  • MS DOS 3.30
  • MS DOS 6.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows CE 3
  • Windows CE 4
  • Windows CE 5
  • Windows Embedded 7
  • Windows Embedded CE
  • Windows NT 3.5
  • Windows NT 4

The uploader, who used the username ‘billgates3’, claimed to be a proponent of free and open source software (FOSS). during a post justifying their action, they said that “information should be free and available to everyone”. They also insisted, if only tongue-in-cheek, that Microsoft should be happy about the leak since the corporate is embracing open source software. They also claimed that these files are passed around among hackers for years.

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