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by shjacks45
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: what is supported
Replies: 9
Views: 6271

what could be supported

No, Linuxant driverloader is a different product which I don't think is GPL'd. If ReactOS is having trouble emulating Windows native mode support to use exisiting vendor Windows 5+ drivers then using a widget to adapt those drivers gives us so much more hardware usability. It is a sad but most affor...
by shjacks45
Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Free Operating Systems That Aren't Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 8690

Re: Free Operating Systems That Aren't Linux

minix and minix3 are BSD type license to Netherlands University. coherent unix is abandonware (MWC) QNX is not free, but try their graphical browser on a 1.44 floppy demo. The executive for qnx can reside in 8K L1 cache of a 486. Or minix3 with 8000 line kernel, and drivers all in user mode. The poi...
by shjacks45
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: NT Tutorials?
Replies: 14
Views: 44836

Re: NT Tutorials?

I've provided Windows support for many years and those were the books that helped me understand the operating systems design decisions. The first edition of "Operating Systems Concepts" (1985) sucked, at least in comparison to "Operating System Design and Implementation" by Andrew Tanenbaum (1987) w...
by shjacks45
Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: what is supported
Replies: 9
Views: 6271

Windows Native Mode support?

I was trying to find what kind of support was in ReactOS for Windows Native mode, as most windows drivers load at that level (as do the user subsystems like Win32). As for Network cards, there was a product called I believe "ANT" that was not freeware but which set up an "NDIS wrapper" that allowed ...
by shjacks45
Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: NT Tutorials?
Replies: 14
Views: 44836

NT Tutorials?

Although Temps had access to source code (and some Temps and "Blue-badges" downloaded it) there is limited utility in 30 million lines of undocumented code. The best grounding on NT (I did support) was "Inside Windows NT" (the one with Helen Custer) and "Showstopper" by Zachary. And "Inside Windows ...
by shjacks45
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: BSOD "restyling" :)
Replies: 18
Views: 33469

Windows lets you change BSOD colors

Windows lets you change BSOD colors so why can't ReactOS?
by shjacks45
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Free Operating Systems That Aren't Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 8690

Re: Free Operating Systems That Aren't Linux

Minnix sort of started it all. Gave Linus the idea. Yet both are based on 'Lion's Commentary' .(Linux even has the v6 bugs.)

Useful is more important than free. Seems that some think free is only GPL, are all those OS's gpl'ed?
by shjacks45
Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Please donate für full USB Support !
Replies: 1
Views: 2793

Re: Please donate für full USB Support !

If you follow the Linux OS-on-a-Stick and other troubleshooting discussions you would see that USB compatibility depends on Vendor adherence to USB Standards, which is sloppy and voluntary. Not to mention that many non-Legacy USB devices are "Win" devices with a USB interface but the "hardware" func...
by shjacks45
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: SATA Harddisk problem
Replies: 29
Views: 23669

RE: Microsoft support for SATA

Press F6 (hee hee). On the MS whdc page there is a whitepaper that SATA will be retired in favor of USB. If you read the SATA Standard, then read chipset and motherboard and disk manufacturer and bios support (Phoenix, AMI) documentation you'll see some variation in how the standard is interpreted. ...