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wildschwein
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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by wildschwein » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:21 pm

oceanmariner wrote:I'm a Microsoft hater and have been for a long time. The only MS product I have bought for about 20 years is the windows os when necessary. I've been looking for a windows replacement for a long time. It seems the largest amount of software is written for the PC. I have a Mac, Linux, and Win 7 computers. I had a surprise update to windows 10 on the Linux computer when it was windows 7. I ran 10 for a couple months, upgraded perfectly good software, etc. I went back to 7 and bought a new custom kaby lake/gigabyte with 10 already installed. I was able to install 7 with a day of fooling around. Updates work fine and got rid of the "uncompatible hardware" balloon.

All I want is a simple os that will allow me to run 3rd party PC software. I don't need anything else built in. No personal assistant, no media player, no browser, no office, no email, just the basic os. It would be great if I could run old software. XP would be ok, a little more like 7 would be better. I'm hoping ReactOS will do that. If it does, I'll donate the cost of windows 10. And I'll donate the MS equivalent for each time I upgrade. I don't care if ReactOS is free. I would be happy to pay for upgrades to a operating system without built in spyware, uncontrolled updates and false warnings of uncompatibility.
oceanmariner, what about to pay FIRST every month 1/12 of the windows 10 cost....

The problem is, Reactos need the money NOW to get ready faster. You can find a donation button on the website....

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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by mrmajik45 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:49 pm

I donated 5 USD or 4 Euros. :)
ReactOS Donator ~ $5.00 | Linux Mint Donator ~ $1.00 in BTC

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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by oceanmariner » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:36 am

oceanmariner, what about to pay FIRST every month 1/12 of the windows 10 cost....

The problem is, Reactos need the money NOW to get ready faster. You can find a donation button on the website....[/quote]

I don't buy windows yearly. Monthly is too much like a bill so OK, I gave you 50 Euros, but you don't have a OS I can use yet.

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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by wildschwein » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:09 pm

doesn't matter how much you perhaps donate, I wanted to make people who read that considering what a LOT of small donations can have a big effort at the end...

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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by dizt3mp3r » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:31 am

44. To escape from the situation where a Windows update can brick your SSD/hardware due to the bundling of incompatible firmware.
45. To avoid the situation where due to a BIOS reflash your Windows licence key is blocked and cannot be changed, even by Microsoft...

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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by shunesburg » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:54 pm

46. To stop the planned obsolescence of hardware and software

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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by dizt3mp3r » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:28 pm

shunesburg wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:54 pm
46. To stop the planned obsolescence of hardware and software
We already have:

20. Freedom from forced obsolescence by design, being forced by MS to abandon useful software.

I'm not sure about MS Windows and hardware obsolescence, feel free to re-word your addition.

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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by dizt3mp3r » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:30 pm

46. To allow vastly improved configuration practices such as the separation of the user profile from the o/s system drive.

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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by shunesburg » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:41 pm

dizt3mp3r wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:28 pm
We already have:
20. Freedom from forced obsolescence by design, being forced by MS to abandon useful software.
Well seen.

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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by dizt3mp3r » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:42 pm

I think I wrote that one in the first place, so it is well-remembered (which for my fast-crumbling brain, is a positive).

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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by dizt3mp3r » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:14 pm

shunesburg wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:54 pm
46. To stop the planned obsolescence of hardware and software
47. Freedom from forced hardware obsolescence by design, MS making useful hardware obsolete by dropping support for existing drivers.

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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by dizt3mp3r » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:06 pm

48. Freedom from Microsoft-enforced driver updates overwriting user-selected drivers causing hardware instability or failure to operate.

See the updated list here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15868#p123529

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Re: My specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by dizt3mp3r » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:41 pm

49. Freedom from deliberately poor design choices such as the premature opening of the desktop well before the rest of the o/s is actually ready to operate.

See the updated list here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15868#p123529

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Re: 50 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by dizt3mp3r » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:56 pm

Updated 33. Can run on many different types of filesystems, FAT32, NTFS, IFS.

Added BTRFS.

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Re: 50 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Post by anthracen » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:09 pm

dizt3mp3r wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Updated 33. Can run on many different types of filesystems, FAT32, NTFS, IFS.

Added BTRFS.
:lol: LOL. Our Mickey Mouse Vax/Alpha/megaadmin in vacuum, babbling about poor implementation of NT thinks IFS is a file system. Why I am not surprised.

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