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by SomeGuy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many of you still use Windows XP?
Replies: 60
Views: 40551

Re: How many of you still use Windows XP?

Keep in mind that the Microsoft Windows XP Point of Sale edition is STILL SUPPORTED. And for such purposes, there is nothing wrong with that. I get so sick and tired of idiots parroting marketoid FUD about "security" and how anything oooold is magically "insecure". Newsflash: Your current up-to-date...
by SomeGuy
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Wasted 10 CDs, never got to use this OS, please help
Replies: 13
Views: 9816

Re: Wasted 10 CDs, never got to use this OS, please help

Haven't tried recently, but it used to boot ReactOS fine from CD-RW.
by SomeGuy
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Wasted 10 CDs, never got to use this OS, please help
Replies: 13
Views: 9816

Re: Wasted 10 CDs, never got to use this OS, please help

Ever heard of Rewritable CDs (CD-RW)? Very handy for development OSes like this.
by SomeGuy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Windows 10 signature program now denies other OSs
Replies: 19
Views: 13820

Re: Windows 10 signature program now denies other OSs

Reddit thread reporting that the Signature Edition laptop runs Linux just fine. And just because one person reports it isn't so doesn't mean everyone should back down. Shills love to drop in and spread mis-information in discussions like that. Clearly much more information is needed either way. BUT...
by SomeGuy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Firefox 49.0 requires SSE2 instructions
Replies: 11
Views: 12788

Re: Firefox 49.0 requires SSE2 instructions

That is about as poor rational as they used when they removed drop down menus. Just because usage numbers are small doesn't mean a feature is unimportant. If they designed cars, they would completely remove the hazard lights because "no one uses them". (On my car the switch for that is a big honking...
by SomeGuy
Wed May 18, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MS now FORCING Win10 upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 20799

Re: MS now FORCING Win10 upgrades

People do often consider their computer a private and intimate space. And when a piece of software alters the way the system works in a negative or unexpected way, it can be very, very unpleasant. Yes, "personal computers" have come along way since people manually wired and hand soldered chips, craf...
by SomeGuy
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Boot Floppies
Replies: 5
Views: 3712

Re: ReactOS Boot Floppies

Where will you find a suitable 1.2/1.44/2.88MiB empty floppy to put even if ReactOS provided one? Yes, even Windows 10 has floppy images, yet entirely for a different reason. I cannot find empty floppy now, even second hand. Then you are looking in the wrong place or in denial that some people need...
by SomeGuy
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.3.17 Released
Replies: 32
Views: 21657

Re: 0.3.17 Released

Congrats on getting another release out the door! Keep meaning to kick it around some more, but never seem to get around to it.

Keep up the great work!
by SomeGuy
Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: China and Korean Government are shifting away from Windows
Replies: 17
Views: 11930

Re: China and Korean Government are shifting away from Windo

But are they really pushing for a new non-Microsoft OS, or are they just specifically targeting Windows 8? There are lots of places (companies) that are saying "No Windows 8", because all of the user interface BS makes user support and training among other things a nightmare. But Windows 9 or 10 mig...
by SomeGuy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MS wants Nerds to help get Windows XP away from grandma
Replies: 35
Views: 81789

Re: MS wants Nerds to help get Windows XP away from grandma

Alternate title: "MS wants Nerds to help take more money from grandma" And remember, the only version of Windows that is readily available in stores is that smelly TURD Windows 8. They put Windows 8 on Grandmas' machine, and she will write them out of her will :P Bill, Balmer, or whoever is running ...
by SomeGuy
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS 0.3.16 Released
Replies: 9
Views: 2886

Re: ReactOS 0.3.16 Released

Congratulations on getting another release out the door!
by SomeGuy
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: My experience with ntvdm
Replies: 35
Views: 29466

Re: My experience with ntvdm

Impressive, nice to see this getting in to ReactOS. Does this use a native CPU VDM, or is this using a CPU emulator? Is it intended to be portable to x64 if/when ReactOS goes in that direction? Note that 64 bit OSes are technically capable of using VDMs, for example that is how Wine runs 16-bit Wind...
by SomeGuy
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What do you think of Unix Like systems?
Replies: 32
Views: 48759

Re: What do you think of Unix Like systems?

My gripe with *nix based systems is that they have many archaisms that just won't go away. Such as case sensitivity, or exposing the entire /dev folder to users. And while command lines are useful to advanced users, I see all to often - even on MacOS X - programs where an end user is expected to ope...
by SomeGuy
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: New Compatibility Database
Replies: 16
Views: 27993

Re: New Compatibility Database

I used to love testing applications in ReactOS and reporting the results in the Compatibility DB. But since it was removed, I haven't bothered testing. I would have helped clean up the crap entries if anyone had let me. The old Compatibility DB was very easy to use and browse but it had no facility ...
by SomeGuy
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: New version scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 12187

Re: New version scheme

This sounds like a good idea to me. There are unfortunately production quality projects that use "0.x.y", that opens the ReactOS version number to mis-interpretation. Although I would suggest a scheme that is intentionally a bit terse and does not raise any OTHER expectations. Something like "13.09"...