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by unofficialforum
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Netbooks, Netbooks, Netbooks...
Replies: 65
Views: 66805

Re: Netbooks, Netbooks, Netbooks...

netbooks i can understand, but what the hell are people buying pocket calculators for? they better put a phone or something in those things before people start wedging them under tables to keep them steady.
by unofficialforum
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: KS2009: How Google uses Linux [LWN.net]
Replies: 1
Views: 3781

cool article

if google is using perforce over an open alternative, it must be an amazing system. ...aha, they're moving to git! it must be really amazing. free or non-free, it's not surprising to me that they rely on something that allows them to make and modify unlimited copies. i can't imagine them trying to g...
by unofficialforum
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The Linux Unified Kernel
Replies: 83
Views: 69199

Re: The Linux Unified Kernel

There is nothing stopping us legally from arranging some deal with hardware manufacturers and getting permission to distribute binary drivers. are you completely sure? the gpl is confusing on finer points like this, but (if you're using any gpl code from outside the project,) i wonder if that doesn...
by unofficialforum
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Do we have any mentors?
Replies: 12
Views: 6398

Re: Do we have any mentors?

I'd also like to learn python and ruby as well for later usage. i'm sure there are different reasons you and i are interested in python. i think it's the best language to get the largest number of people involved in coding, you have your own reasons. i don't know if python could ever help someone l...
by unofficialforum
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is it possible to quantify the amount of ReactOS LEGOs?
Replies: 5
Views: 5979

Re: Is it possible to quantify the amount of ReactOS LEGOs?

it's possible to build a roadmap of the project, the same way it's possible to build the fantastic roadmaps they use between pieces and the model to help you build lego projects. the problem that reactos has in the roadmap department is that there's a small town's worth of infrastructure to assemble...
by unofficialforum
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: An analysis of the Windows kernel through ReactOS
Replies: 8
Views: 13593

Re: An analysis of the Windows kernel through ReactOS

think about this, it took several hundred years to translate Sun Tzu's - Art of War. And it's still not perfectly translated, chinese language is a conceptual language, not a spoken language. perfectly translated, all languages are conceptual languages, plus a "perfect" translation is probably impo...
by unofficialforum
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Linux based Reactos
Replies: 23
Views: 19658

Re: Linux based Reactos

How many non-professional kernel developers in the world can program 2 kernels at once? i would guess it's almost as "easy" to work on two at once as it is to work on one... considering that you're not writing the entire kernel, only some of it. non-professional really has nothing to do with it. it...
by unofficialforum
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If ReactOS was a house would it look like this?
Replies: 25
Views: 18534

Re: If ReactOS was a house would it look like this?

i'm sure that ros is more like a machine than a building. i can't think of any sufficient metaphor you could build with legos, either. houses just don't have enough small interoperating parts to be a metaphor for developing a new os on the level that ros is being developed. architects thought about ...
by unofficialforum
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Live USB
Replies: 3
Views: 6266

Re: Live USB

Are there any possibilities this dream become reality this year? no... but here's how you'd do it if there were enough tools available from outside the ros project: 1. minimal (just enough to run qemu) live usb distro of operating system that won't be mentioned here 2. qemu 3. ros-qemu technically,...
by unofficialforum
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Security that WORKS!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 8977

Re: Security that WORKS!!!

Run Admin accounts with guest Privileges on all the critical areas that malware attacks. i don't want to knock something that's working for you, but isn't this just a fancy kind of security from obscurity? locking down the half of the system that is attacked more (indeed, building a security model ...
by unofficialforum
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: I'm worried about some things... advapi.dll i think.
Replies: 15
Views: 10754

Re: I'm worried about some things... advapi.dll i think.

Anything to back up this pointless libel? pointless? from a practical angle, sure. is it newsworthy if the nsa puts backdoors in operating systems? wired magazine thought it was... in 2007: http://www.wired.com/politics/security/commentary/securitymatters/2007/11/securitymatters_1115 misunderstandi...
by unofficialforum
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: poor nute
Replies: 17
Views: 11332

Re: poor nute

i may have spoken too soon when choosing nute as an example. ignoring someone when they're bothering them certainly seems more professional than trying to make an example of them. fox: i don't mind that the faq's are "not good enough." they're volunteered, right? they should be good enough under the...
by unofficialforum
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Different distros of ReactOS?
Replies: 76
Views: 32661

Re: Different distros of ReactOS?

at the end of the day, you cannot make an os for everyone. not even if you base it on the os "everyone" uses. for this reason people would (and some do) make their own "windows distros" and deploy them, legally, in the few ways and circumstances in which it's possible. with ros it will be much more ...
by unofficialforum
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: poor nute
Replies: 17
Views: 11332

poor nute

if you clicked on the title expecting a post that trashes nute, you wasted your time. i don't like or dislike (or know) the guy, he seems ok. i've been lurking on this forum for years now, and i still don't know what the point is. i used to be able to run ros from a livecd, now i can only run it fro...
by unofficialforum
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Audio Working on QEMU. ( AC97 )
Replies: 55
Views: 43364

Re: Audio Working on QEMU. ( AC97 )

i think you can have more than one definition of copyleft. we probably both prefer rms's definition, but lessig's definition is just as valid in my opinion. it's valid- whether or not it's better depends on whether the first priority is the 4 freedoms, or whether the first priority is making the mos...