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by alexei
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Upcoming Libre Office 5.4 to be last to support XP
Replies: 21
Views: 17332

Re: Upcoming Libre Office 5.4 to be last to support XP

Lets face the truth, we cannot stop the death of NT5.X and the only way to make things stay alive is supporting NT6.X applications. That is a known fact amongside the ROS developers already and the first step will most likely be using the app compatibility feature for doing so. But this still needs...
by alexei
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Upcoming Libre Office 5.4 to be last to support XP
Replies: 21
Views: 17332

Re: Upcoming Libre Office 5.4 to be last to support XP

It's really sad to see Open Source community to follow MS policy :(
by alexei
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: can we stop supporting closed source please?
Replies: 45
Views: 43272

Re: can we stop supporting closed source please?

Open source is good only for collaborative development by a group of people. I remember several cases when individual developers deeply regretted releases under GPL and just close the source (for example, MenuetOS 64bit). Some individuals just don't want anybody messing with their creations . Not ev...
by alexei
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Some questions to ROS developers
Replies: 0
Views: 3150

Some questions to ROS developers

1. Would it be a good idea to use UEFI calls (on UEFI motherboards) to interface "native" devices: USB, LAN, SATA? 2. Would it be hard to implement "change window DPI"? I mean user interface to change DPI for the specific window (form), not the whole desktop. I'm just wondering, no rush with that. 3...
by alexei
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS and QubesOS
Replies: 11
Views: 7980

Re: ReactOS and QubesOS

there is no more parasitic and wasting thing as hardware virtualization. it's just a black hole sucking everything into nothing, both power watts and developer resources. I saw that miss(is) Rutkowska has also an article called "x86 considered harmful". Right. To get yourselves messing up with such...
by alexei
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Office 2010 support
Replies: 10
Views: 10636

Re: Office 2010 support

Sorry, it's rather off topic.
Would it be better to support "KingSoft Office" instead? http://www.ksosoft.com/ ?
It's fully compatible with MS and it's free. I use its older version - perfect!
by alexei
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How to prevent ROS from becoming bloated
Replies: 0
Views: 3212

How to prevent ROS from becoming bloated

MS Windows includes a lot of stuff that may be of low use (useless in most cases). Independent developers created several applications to allow end-users to remove "excessive" stuff, for example https://www.ntlite.com/ , https://www.grc.com/freeware/dcom.htm , https://www.grc.com/unpnp/unpnp.htm , h...
by alexei
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware
Replies: 86
Views: 155152

Re: Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware

Z98 wrote:bullet-proof system you think is an absolute must
Not a must, I don't actually ask you to do that. My main point was that in terms of security, portabilization of the applications during installation is preferable to installations done "MS-way".
And I mostly agree with the rest of your post.
by alexei
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware
Replies: 86
Views: 155152

Re: Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware

Your, level of paranoia ... you're refusing to actually learn from anything that has been said to you. I wery well understand what you're saying in your posts. Your false sense of security is amazing. You sound like UAC can not be by-passed, well-behaving applications are bug-free, access permissio...
by alexei
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware
Replies: 86
Views: 155152

Re: Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware

You are also making extremely ludicrous accusations against Microsoft. We get it. You don't like the company. Your position is however not shared by the majority of the core developers, many of whom use Microsoft produced tools to help develop ReactOS itself. As others have said, the goal of this p...
by alexei
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ROS vs. MS Windows. What has to be different?
Replies: 9
Views: 5950

ROS vs. MS Windows. What has to be different?

We all know the goal of the ROS development team to make ROS "drop-in replacement" for MS Windows. However, there are some contradictions in that plan, and I believe, the sooner they get resolved, the better. Let's begin with simple questions: Would ROS support DRM? Would ROS spy on its users, as MS...
by alexei
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Installations / MSI
Replies: 14
Views: 7903

Re: Installations / MSI

karlexceed wrote:ROS is absolutely not anti-MS.
Are you kidding :?: What's the purpose then? Just for fun and, possibly, money?
Do you like MS being monopoly?
Do you like how MS treats users?
What about the spirit of free software (ROS is GPL)?
by alexei
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware
Replies: 86
Views: 155152

Re: Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware

My experiences with SELinux begs to differ. It's a heavily sandboxed restricted environment that tends to break applications in mysterious and unexpected ways unless one does a lot of manual work tuning the permissions. So, if you want to do a lot of grunt work yourself to get your system to work a...
by alexei
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware
Replies: 86
Views: 155152

Re: Windows 10 is officially a spyware and an adware

UAC's achievements are not about how successful it is in getting end users of Windows to pay attention to it. UAC is a manifestation of Microsoft making a fundamental change to permission levels for applications. Previously applications could assume that they had access to pretty much everything, c...
by alexei
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Installations / MSI
Replies: 14
Views: 7903

Re: Installations / MSI

Windows already has a mechanism for dealing with per-app compatibility, it's called SxS. ROS will be adopting that. And in all seriousness, it's not really Microsoft's fault that developers of older applications did a crappy job packaging. Despite it not being their fault they've actually gone to c...