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by Ratteler
Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: DirectX 10 for ROS and real XP?
Replies: 13
Views: 8866

DirectX 10 for ROS and real XP?

I know that ReactOS plans to implement a DX9 environment, but given the state of Windows... would it be possible to leapfrog DX9 and create a DirectX10 compatible system. Given that ROS will eventually emulate XP, there would be a huge demand for a working DX10 clone that ran under REAL XP, as well ...
by Ratteler
Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Notepad++ as the default ReactOS editor?
Replies: 45
Views: 20101

Like I said, if you want to continue this, lets start another thread. As for the OEM comment being irrelevent, I suggested that not using a more sophisticated Notepad might not appeal to OEM's who would seek a more 1 to 1 replacment than a suped up RoS. You're demeaning comment was ... reactOS simpl...
by Ratteler
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Notepad++ as the default ReactOS editor?
Replies: 45
Views: 20101

What have ANY of those links got to do with OEM's installing ReactOS 1.0. At version 1.0, RoS will be 99.99% compatible with Windows XP SP2, eliminating any NEED to install a legitimate, or pirate copy of Windows? Are your trying to infer that ReactOS is a "Pirate OS"? That it will be used instead o...
by Ratteler
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Notepad++ as the default ReactOS editor?
Replies: 45
Views: 20101

MICROSOFT AGREES TO END UNFAIR MONOPOLISTIC PRACTICES Exclusionary Per Processor Licenses--Microsoft makes its MS-DOS and Windows technology available on a "per processor" basis, which requires PC manufacturers to pay a fee to Microsoft for each computer shipped, whether or not the computer contain...
by Ratteler
Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS for Dummies?
Replies: 17
Views: 8545

They are cool Tom, but in reality pressing a Mini-CD or Mini DVD raises the cost per unit for the book. You would actually end up chargning more, or making less money. I think a full size DVD or CD with the Full OS and a nice batch of OpenSource applications would be a MUCH cooler than a Tiny Disc. ...
by Ratteler
Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS for Dummies?
Replies: 17
Views: 8545

Yes, with a RoS Distro on the included CD, WHEN the project hits 1.0. (Or at least .9)
by Ratteler
Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Notepad++ as the default ReactOS editor?
Replies: 45
Views: 20101

yes, they do know windows. even if they're too stupid to figure out what a mouse is they sure know what a windows logo looks like. ...but most people will want windows because their TurboTax and Doom V boxes will say "made for windows". If they've never owned a computer before they will have no ide...
by Ratteler
Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Notepad++ as the default ReactOS editor?
Replies: 45
Views: 20101

i disagree. OEMs will ship with windows because that's what people know. OEMs don't ship with anything other than windows because that's what the world essentially uses (i mean really, ~90% market share). The thing is people DON'T know Windows. They know buying games and other software off the shel...
by Ratteler
Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOffice
Replies: 29
Views: 13648

Ussually the cut down Generic Office suit is called "Works". MicrosoftWorks ClarisWorks AppleWorks How bout ReactWorks? As for making it worth while. I would rather see it as an AJAX project. A RoS Distro will most likely ship with the latest OO pre-installed, and I doubt a VBasic app would ever be ...
by Ratteler
Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What would you like to use ReactOS for?
Replies: 61
Views: 28482

Multimedia/Gamming My reasons are #1) It's the hardest to do. #2) It will have a trickle down effect on all others as Online Gaming, will force better networking, and higher graphics power will help with Office apps too. #3) It Windows #1 strength, and Linux's biggest weakness. When Half Life and St...
by Ratteler
Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Notepad++ as the default ReactOS editor?
Replies: 45
Views: 20101

The problem with Reactos is the target audience. Most people here seem to think that first target will be the average Joe. I'm sorry guys, but this won't happen, no chance a guy like this is going to even think about installing a new OS... :( No... but an OEM might very well install it for them. If...
by Ratteler
Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS and Nokia 770?
Replies: 3
Views: 3318

"The Nokia 770 is based on a 220-MHz, ARM9-based Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP 1710, an SoC (system-on-chip) that combines an ARM926TEJ processor core with a TI DSP." http://www.wirelessguide.org/cell-phone-news/nokia-770.htm It would be very slow and no commerical software would work on it. You would...
by Ratteler
Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Replacment files for Dummies?
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

Replacment files for Dummies?

One thing I would like to see in the organizational area of ReactOS is a file by file table breakdown of what file exists in Win2K, WinXP Home, WinXP Pro, and ReactOS, a breif description of what that file does, and maybe a simple guestimate of how well the ReactOS version currently replaces the "Of...
by Ratteler
Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Photoshop 7
Replies: 25
Views: 12989

I just resented the implication that because I CHOOSE ReactOS I MUST be too cheap to buy software. I spent $2600 on Lightwave 3D so far, but I'm learning Blender at the moment. Not because I'm too cheap to keep upgrading Lightwave, but because I'm too afraid of Windows Vista tracking my personal inf...
by Ratteler
Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Photoshop 7
Replies: 25
Views: 12989

Well, I was thinking about the Windows Startup Screen. I assume that ROS will eventually have such a screen that appears as it boots, and I see no harm in using that to subtly remind people to support the Development team.