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ReactOS 64 Bit Questions

Postby zlm1229 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:30 pm

I am well aware that ROS is still alpha level software, but aren't they trying to tip toe into the NT4+ (Vista +) range?
What issues will arise due to ROS going from 32 to 64 bit?
Also wouldn't it be best for ROS to feature a toggle to say hey for Google Chrome, lets identify ROS as Windows 7.
I know ROS is alpha, but I think its time to introduce these ideas into the community.
What are your thoughts?
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Re: ReactOS 64 Bit Questions

Postby mrmajik45 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:47 pm

They're trying man :( Be patient
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Re: ReactOS 64 Bit Questions

Postby EmuandCo » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:52 pm

You know that you 2nd suggestion already exists, do you?
64 bits still needs work to boot completely, but as you might know it's far from just recompile and you have working 64 bits. Timo Kreuzer is working on it and showed nice progress pics recently.
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Re: ReactOS 64 Bit Questions

Postby hbelusca » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:31 pm

Let's see how trivial it is to make a working ReactOS 64-bit :
https://github.com/reactos/reactos/pull/361
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Not so trivial, afterwards!
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Re: ReactOS 64 Bit Questions

Postby zlm1229 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:21 pm

EmuandCo wrote:You know that you 2nd suggestion already exists, do you?
64 bits still needs work to boot completely, but as you might know it's far from just recompile and you have working 64 bits. Timo Kreuzer is working on it and showed nice progress pics recently.

What do you mean by my second suggestion already exists, did I miss something during testing?
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Re: ReactOS 64 Bit Questions

Postby zlm1229 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:22 pm

mrmajik45 wrote:They're trying man :( Be patient

Haha I am :)
This project started in 1995, I'm amazed it works this well :)
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Re: ReactOS 64 Bit Questions

Postby zlm1229 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:24 pm

hbelusca wrote:Let's see how trivial it is to make a working ReactOS 64-bit :
https://github.com/reactos/reactos/pull/361
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Not so trivial, afterwards!

I never expected it to "Trivial," I've looked at the code, there is nothing "Trivial" about it. All I meant is in the very far future, when ROS replaces Linux and Windows, and creates a Empire of ROS, it should be 64 bit. I just wanted to know if there is work on it, and apparently there is :)
Thank you for the help Mate :)
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Re: ReactOS 64 Bit Questions

Postby ROCKNROLLKID » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:19 am

zlm1229 wrote:when ROS replaces Linux and Windows


I kind of doubt ROS will ever replace Windows. Now, replacing Linux is possible. I think why most people don't use Linux is because it lacks user-friendliness. Now if ROS becomes a thing, I don't see any reason why we would need Linux anymore. Having all the best server functionality and being open-source just like Linux, as well as being able to run everything Windows can.
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Re: ReactOS 64 Bit Questions

Postby EmuandCo » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:56 am

zlm1229 wrote:
EmuandCo wrote:You know that you 2nd suggestion already exists, do you?
64 bits still needs work to boot completely, but as you might know it's far from just recompile and you have working 64 bits. Timo Kreuzer is working on it and showed nice progress pics recently.

What do you mean by my second suggestion already exists, did I miss something during testing?


Check the right click menu of an executable and see the compatibility tab. ^^
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Re: ReactOS 64 Bit Questions

Postby middings » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:12 am

zlm1229 wrote:I am well aware that ROS is still alpha level software, but aren't they trying to tip toe into the NT4+ (Vista +) range?

Your very first sentence is off-topic for the topic you just created, zlm1229. I suggest that if you wish to discuss this further then you should create another topic for this issue. I suggest that before creating a new topic, you should use the ReactOS Forum's search feature* to find and read earlier discussions related to your topic. But beware, do not post to existing topics that have been inactive for more than a year. (That is dubbed 'necroposting' and is discouraged by the ReactOS Forum Code of Conduct.)

Vista is NT6. The ReactOS project's current compatibility target is NT5.2.

What issues will arise due to ROS going from 32 to 64 bit?

I suggest using the ReactOS Forum's search feature to find and read earlier discussions about this. The ReactOS Wiki has an AMD64 page and a ReactOS Ports page. The book Windows Internals, 4th edition, is useful to read. I hear that the 5th edition is "awesome" although it has significant Vista (NT6) coverage that is less relevant to ReactOS at this time. These books are often in the libraries of universities with decent CS/CE departments.

Also wouldn't it be best for ROS to feature a toggle to say hey for Google Chrome, lets identify ROS as Windows 7.

You are off-topic on your own topic again. :roll:

EmuandCo has answered this for you earlier in this topic. However, if you had searched the forum before asking you would have discovered that your concern is widely shared by the ReactOS community and the development team (devs) have worked on this.

I know ROS is alpha, but I think its time to introduce these ideas into the community.
What are your thoughts?

You were not the first one in the ReactOS community to introduce these ideas.

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* The ReactOS Forum's search feature is awkward to use. (Or, I am too stupid to figure out how to use it well.) What I do is to first perform a 'dummy' search when inside a topic within one of the ReactOS forums. When this dummy search reports results (which I usually ignore), I choose "advanced search" and perform the search again. Regular search only searches the current topic. Advanced search can search throughout the entire ReactOS Forum.
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