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by mrugiero
Sun May 04, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!
Replies: 24
Views: 80810

Re: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!

Indeed, they could, but I don't think they would, I don't know what Microsoft can, might, or will do if they start to see ReactOS as a competitor. They can't do that. They can and did it in the past. And they had to give the owners of the competing system $250m to settle a lawsuit, that's a sign th...
by mrugiero
Fri May 02, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!
Replies: 24
Views: 80810

Re: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!

That's called an example. It demonstrates that Microsoft is willing and able to make code changes to prevent their products and/or services from working under Wine. They could do the same thing with, for instance, Microsoft Office. Or Skype. Or some other Microsoft product or service that would be ...
by mrugiero
Thu May 01, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS is now supported by Bountysource
Replies: 8
Views: 6148

Re: ReactOS is now supported by Bountysource

That's what JIRA's for, not BountySource. If you want to put a bounty on a specific issue (or check if an issue you fixed has a bounty on it ;)) you find the issue on JIRA, copy it's URL and paste it into the "Post a Bounty" box (labeled with "Paste issue URL or search by keyword."), and if you're ...
by mrugiero
Thu May 01, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!
Replies: 24
Views: 80810

Re: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!

On 16 February 2005, Ivan Leo Puoti discovered that Microsoft had started checking the Windows registry for the Wine configuration key and would block the Windows Update for any component. That's the sort of thing that could happen if Microsoft starts to take ROS seriously. Maybe it ends with small...
by mrugiero
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS is now supported by Bountysource
Replies: 8
Views: 6148

Re: ReactOS is now supported by Bountysource

justincase wrote: I'm not quite understanding why that's bad.
Do you mean because more than one person might collaborate to "fix" one of those "metabugs"? or something else?
I believe it's because it pollutes the actual bugs, makes it harder to find the actual problems with ReactOS' code.
by mrugiero
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Blog: Slowly getting closer...
Replies: 35
Views: 13526

Re: Blog: Slowly getting closer...

I don't know about any bytes from 'the footer' of the file (could be, I just don't know) but most filetypes have a (somewhat) unique (some share) "magic number" right near the beginning of the file which could be used. E.g. PNG files have a "magic" footer as I understood from a website (they also h...
by mrugiero
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?
Replies: 29
Views: 12337

Re: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?

You can distribute whatever the copyright holder authorizes you to distribute, so no, not "under any license"; a license with a no-redistribution clause can not be distributed. I meant that a person who would write a driver could distribute it under any licence he/she sees fit AND it will have no i...
by mrugiero
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?
Replies: 29
Views: 12337

Re: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?

As I see it, there is no need to include video (or other drivers, aside a bare minimum) with ROS sources nor make a "distribution" that bundles them, since NT architecture has an API and a DDK/WDK for writing drivers. It's not about the need, it's about considering it practical. Some people conside...
by mrugiero
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?
Replies: 29
Views: 12337

Re: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?

Because projects that are Linux centric have a history of pretending nothing else exists even when they offer "cross platform" support. They very often try to pretend that everything is the Linux variant of Unix, regardless of whether the platform they're running on is Windows or BSD or Linux. The ...
by mrugiero
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?
Replies: 29
Views: 12337

Re: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?

"Relatively easy" compared to starting from scratch? That assumes that the abstraction layers aren't leaky, at which point it actually would be easier to start from scratch than try to reuse code. Again, having existing code doesn't always help. I'm aware having existing code doesn't always help. S...
by mrugiero
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?
Replies: 29
Views: 12337

Re: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?

I think that there is already some graphics driver because we can see something :) They would be really hard to do and currently probably not worth the effort (thinking mostly about AMD and nVidia here). I agree with the network drivers, since when net connection is available, everything else can b...
by mrugiero
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: linux virus
Replies: 8
Views: 43795

Re: linux virus

The mouse metaphor was about computer vyruses. Why would predators go after the mouse when there is bigger prey to go after? Why have a snack when one can have a full meal? :lol: It was more for on how more likely vyrus writers would go after something with a bigger return than one with less return...
by mrugiero
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why not get some supporters from Linux?
Replies: 35
Views: 97973

Re: Why not get some supporters from Linux?

Did Stallman ever stated something like that? Stallman is not a UNIX fanboy, he is a free software fanboy. ReactOS es un intento de [crear un Windows libre], pero la parte libre no funciona sola, por lo tanto no podría recomendarlo, ¡y quién quiere un sistema parecido a Windows! ReactOS is an attem...
by mrugiero
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why not get some supporters from Linux?
Replies: 35
Views: 97973

Re: Why not get some supporters from Linux?

all the standards and APIs (if there are any, I admit ignorance of Linux) I answer this just because I'd like people to answer my uncertainties: there are some standard APIs, but as it is open source (and there is no intent to keep compatibility with someone in particular as happens with ReactOS), ...
by mrugiero
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why not get some supporters from Linux?
Replies: 35
Views: 97973

Re: Why not get some supporters from Linux?

Returning to thread, another alternate thread title might be: Why Free Software Fundation don't give some support for ReactOS (or "co-adopt" it)?. Auto-response: Becouse Richard Stallman (and surely others FSF members/fellows) doesn't like ReactOS. Probably is the most annoying and unpleasant free/...