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by theuserbl
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Original Microsoft OpenSource Windows parts
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Original Microsoft OpenSource Windows parts

@Thanatophobia: Yes you are right. The Win 3.x filemanager of the past is OpenSource, too. And it seems, that there existing two OpenSource programs, which will be part of the future of Windows. But currently it isn't. 1) MSIX https://docs.microsoft.com/windows/msix/overview And on GitHub msix-packa...
by theuserbl
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FSF "Upcycle Windows 7"
Replies: 2
Views: 604

FSF "Upcycle Windows 7"

The Free Software Foundation have opened a petition at https://www.fsf.org/windows/upcycle-windows-7 The text: Upcycle Windows 7 Microsoft's support of Windows 7 is over, but its life doesn't have to end. We call on Microsoft to upcycle it instead. On January 14th, Windows 7 reached its official "en...
by theuserbl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Wine 5.0 released
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Wine 5.0 released

- Builtin modules in PE format. Thats the nice popint. Now the clock.exe and some other programs and libraries running direct on Windows and ReactOS. Sadly it shows again, that there is a lack of cooperation between ReactOS and WINE. The cmd.exe of ReactOS is better. And they have two different ver...
by theuserbl
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Original Microsoft OpenSource Windows parts
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Original Microsoft OpenSource Windows parts

At first ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿท๐Ÿ–๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚ ๐“—๐“ช๐“น๐“น๐”‚ ๐“๐“ฎ๐”€ ๐“จ๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ป 2020 ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿท๐Ÿ–๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚ I think, it would be interesting, to have a central place, to publish all OpenSource Windows parts, which are comming from Microsoft or which Microsoft using in Windows or plan to use in Windows. The difference to Samba, WINE, ReactOS, MinGW, etc is, that...
by theuserbl
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Windows-like Kali Linux theme
Replies: 15
Views: 2119

Re: New Windows-like Kali Linux theme

The copy of icons and themes is forbidden, if it's identical to the original, because of brevets and licences... Kali Linux is not a small noname distribution. If Kali doing it, than it is legal. And if it is legal for Kali, then it is legal for ReactOS, too. Behind Kali standing a company called "...
by theuserbl
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Windows-like Kali Linux theme
Replies: 15
Views: 2119

New Windows-like Kali Linux theme

Kali Linux have created for its latest Version 2019.4 an additional LookAndFeel https://www.kali.org/news/kali-linux-2019-4-release/ Beside the typical Kali LookAndFeel, it can now change to the "Undercover mode", which have a very similar look like Windows. https://www.kali.org/wp-content/uploads/2...
by theuserbl
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Active window with the skins
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Active window with the skins

I have tested the current ROS 0.4.12 with the classic look, the Lautus Skin, the Lunar Skin, the Mizu Skin and the Modern Skin. Sadly only with the classic look, the titlebar of the active window have a significant different color, then the inactive windows. And especially with Mizu and Modern the w...
by theuserbl
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: RosBE portable
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: RosBE portable

You don't need to install it. - Download RosBE 2.1.6 https://reactos.org/wiki/Build_Environment - Download 7zip https://www.7-zip.org/ https://www.7-zip.de/ https://www.7-zip.fr/ https://7-zip.es/ - Install 7zip - open RosBE-2.1.6.exe like an archive-file in 7zip - extract all files and directories ...
by theuserbl
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: exFAT filesystem and specifications to be open-sourced by Microsoft
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

Re: exFAT filesystem and specifications to be open-sourced by Microsoft

As I know, the OIW exists, to have Linux patent free.
So, GNU/Linux, forks of it and all based on it, can be using for exaple exFAT without paying patent fees.
But ReactOS is not Linux, nor is it based on it. So I am not sure, if that helps ReactOS.

Greetings
theuserbl
by theuserbl
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: TheRegister: "ReactOS โ€˜a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernelโ€™ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"
Replies: 29
Views: 5154

Re: TheRegister: "ReactOS โ€˜a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernelโ€™ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"

Axel Rietschin, kernel engineer at Microsoft, Is the Kernel Engineer the same person, who have written the FastPictureViewer ? http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/ http://arsd.cloudapp.net/FPV/Telemetry/ In Microsoft every person changed steadily its position. A graphics expert changed to a kernel exp...
by theuserbl
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: TheRegister: "ReactOS โ€˜a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernelโ€™ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"
Replies: 29
Views: 5154

TheRegister: "ReactOS โ€˜a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernelโ€™ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"

Here the news at OSNews https://www.osnews.com/story/130275/reactos-a-ripoff-of-the-windows-research-kernel-claims-microsoft-kernel-engineer/ which links to the TheRegister-article at https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/03/reactos_a_ripoff_of_the_windows_research_kernel_claims_microsoft_kernel_eng...
by theuserbl
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Windows 1.0 promotion
Replies: 3
Views: 4105

New Windows 1.0 promotion

As some news mentioned, the logo of the Intagram- and Twitter-account of Windows changed to the Windows 1.0 logo https://www.instagram.com/windows/ https://twitter.com/Windows Also there is a Video, from Windows 10 over Win7, WinXP, W2k, Win95 and Windows 2.0 to Windows 1.0 With an retro-sound and -...
by theuserbl
Thu May 09, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: MS wants to open Terminal, Console, a Font, and so on
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: MS wants to open Terminal, Console, a Font, and so on

Now the presentation of the Microsoft Terminal on BUILD 2019 is online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMudkRcwjCw Awful video, not certain if there is any advantage over Putty. I have never used Putty. But there are other OpenSource-Terminals for Windows like - ConEmu - Cmder , which is based on Co...
by theuserbl
Wed May 08, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: MS wants to open Terminal, Console, a Font, and so on
Replies: 3
Views: 830

MS wants to open Terminal, Console, a Font, and so on

Microsoft is developing a new Terminal for Windows. Here a promo-video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=44&v=8gw0rXPMMPE More information about it, you can find at https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/introducing-windows-terminal/ The important parts You will also have the option o...
by theuserbl
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Microsoft published its UWP-Calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Microsoft published its UWP-Calculator

And for pwople who understand german or who wants to translate it with an Online-translater. Here the heise-news about the fixwed calculator https://heise.de/-4104279 Someone who have found out, that the fix have a bug, too https://www.heise.de/forum/heise-online/News-Kommentare/Windows-10-Taschenre...