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by gordonf
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Differentiating ReactOS security from Windows security
Replies: 37
Views: 24563

Gordonf, I am in a comparable situation to you where many people's computer problems have made them afraid to use their computer. On the other side is the annoying kind that loads their pc full with spyware time after time. I share your dream of fearless pc usage, but I'm not so optimistic that I b...
by gordonf
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Differentiating ReactOS security from Windows security
Replies: 37
Views: 24563

If you are not happy with a Windows clone, which you seem to imply, then by all means go for Linux but do not bother the ReactOS developers who have a different audience. If I wanted Linux I'd be using Xandros. And I'm already running 2K quite securely. I have an interest in ReactOS because over an...
by gordonf
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Differentiating ReactOS security from Windows security
Replies: 37
Views: 24563

There is absolutely no reason to argue which model is better, because it is simply unacceptable to shut out all those Windows applications that won't work on a strict security model. Shutting out all those applications would seriously abase the idea why ReactOS is being made in the first place. Don...
by gordonf
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Differentiating ReactOS security from Windows security
Replies: 37
Views: 24563

You've got to give away source to make applications (Or a manual on the API). So there is no way to get past viruses. This is quite the falsehood, or we'd see far more Linux viruses than we currently do. And I'm not the only one who's told people about this for years... tell me: How do anti-virus v...
by gordonf
Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Differentiating ReactOS security from Windows security
Replies: 37
Views: 24563

Reacter wrote:the GPL kicks in: your giving out source. Virus makers can see the source and use it.
Not that lacking source code stops virus writers anyway. Or is this a suggestion that the GPL encourages virus writers? Ya know, Steve Ballmer could have a field day with that suggestion.
by gordonf
Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Differentiating ReactOS security from Windows security
Replies: 37
Views: 24563

(suggested fix for the home page) ReactOS aims to achieve complete binary compatibility with applications and device drivers and malware meant for NT and XP operating systems, by using a similar architecture and providing a complete and equivalent public interface. We're trying to make Windows apps ...
by gordonf
Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:27 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Differentiating ReactOS security from Windows security
Replies: 37
Views: 24563

What Mrkaras is proposing(I think) is this: One quick run-as box for an admin program. Not 3 rounds of 15 yes-no questions for starting QEMU or my IRC manager. Installing something on Vista is rather intimidating. So I'm reading, especially when the installer doesn't have a "standard" name like "se...
by gordonf
Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Differentiating ReactOS security from Windows security
Replies: 37
Views: 24563

Do you know how much of a pain up the *** not having an admin account can be? Plus, you need an admin account to run Recovery Console, I found this out after I lost my main Administrator account password. Anyway, back on to what I was referring to... I believe an administrator account is for admini...
by gordonf
Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Differentiating ReactOS security from Windows security
Replies: 37
Views: 24563

Do you know how much of a pain up the *** not having an admin account can be? Plus, you need an admin account to run Recovery Console, I found this out after I lost my main Administrator account password. I did not suggest that at all. Admin accounts on 2K and XP are needed for actually maintaining...
by gordonf
Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Differentiating ReactOS security from Windows security
Replies: 37
Views: 24563

Differentiating ReactOS security from Windows security

I read the UserSecurity article in the Wiki. It seems to tell a story about differentiating ReactOS security from Windows security, yet this article looks just like the original Microsoft solution to the security problem: Making it as easy as possible to get to Admin. And it all reads like it's in t...
by gordonf
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: So what's a good release for a first time evaluation?
Replies: 11
Views: 6280

0.3.0 Installed and running Firefox 1.5

Pretty good, I have to admit. It took a few tries and I got tripped up by the apparent lack of CD change support, but here I am on ROS 0.3.0 running Firefox to type this post. I find that I can't just eject and insert CDs at will, and I had to have my Realtek netcard driver CD inserted immediately a...
by gordonf
Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: So what's a good release for a first time evaluation?
Replies: 11
Views: 6280

[Insert obligatory Microsoft-bashing here] I love how everyone bashes Windows as a reflex action in this community. Especially here where you're trying to clone it. The Wiki's UserSecurity article prompted me to evaluate ReactOS in the first place. Yes, it's in Alpha, so I'm not expecting Win2K sta...
by gordonf
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: So what's a good release for a first time evaluation?
Replies: 11
Views: 6280

So what's a good release for a first time evaluation?

I tried getting 0.3.1 to install on real hardware with poor results; Setup had some bugs that made 40 GB hard drives look like 4095 TB ones. Those were resolved in a separate thread in Support. However, I want to try out a reasonably stable release that folks are already using with Firefox and Open ...
by gordonf
Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Two setup freeze instances on P-II 333 / 440EX chipset
Replies: 8
Views: 4716

Could you please try r27033 ? There was a bug in Setup. Fixed. 27033 installed after a couple of tries, good job! Setup seemed to ignore or override the BIOS Logical Block Addressing setting, because on the 20 GB and 40 GB drive, Setup only saw 8 GB. I could partition it using Win2K DISKPART and in...
by gordonf
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Two setup freeze instances on P-II 333 / 440EX chipset
Replies: 8
Views: 4716

How do I go about enabling debug output in Setup? I don't see a freeldr.ini I can edit on the image. Or is debug output to a serial port enabled by default on the debug build's Setup program? There's this Wiki link which I can follow, if I know Setup is going to give me some output: http://www.react...