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by PurpleGurl
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: My Opinion Regarding ReactOS Donations and Funding
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: My Opinion Regarding ReactOS Donations and Funding

The only way I'd support this would be for there to be a separate Sponsors page. If you want ads, you go there.
by PurpleGurl
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the philosophy of ReactOS?
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: What is the philosophy of ReactOS?

1. It will likely continue to support the 2003 Server for a while. However, some newer APIs are already included. So they may change targets in the future. Nobody really knows. They may add some forward compatibility. 2. The intended users are whoever wants to use it. It would be good for gamers sin...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Original Microsoft OpenSource Windows parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: Original Microsoft OpenSource Windows parts

I believe this could use a wiki page.
by PurpleGurl
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Some simple questions:
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Some simple questions:

The overall answer is yes and no, just use at own risk and make sure you back up any important data.
by PurpleGurl
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 16-bit installer workaroud
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Re: 16-bit installer workaroud

From what I understand, Windows parses it out and runs its own, at least on the newer ones.
by PurpleGurl
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ReactOS updater
Replies: 22
Views: 12448

Re: ReactOS updater

Yeah, I think I misread the first part of your sentence. Right now, we just have the downloads. That's why I suggested my older idea. If you had a program to examine the ISOs and pull out what changed and then register the necessary files, that would work for now. But yeah, it would be interesting i...
by PurpleGurl
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ReactOS updater
Replies: 22
Views: 12448

Re: ReactOS updater

Yes, but if there is a server for update of ReactOS, it would be very good. So you mean like remote updates across an entire local network? Yes, that would be great in an enterprise environment. And my earlier comment about BITS was concerning 3rd-party software that uses it. I am pretty sure that ...
by PurpleGurl
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS should seek corporate donations
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: ReactOS should seek corporate donations

I agree. You don't really want to look like you have your hand out. Maybe something like a "premiere licensing" option. There needs to be some sort of incentive to make the corporate types want to give. So offering things like tech support, features they find important, or prestige might work. Of co...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ReactOS updater
Replies: 22
Views: 12448

Re: ReactOS updater

And it is not even an option at this point. Even if the updaters were compatible, and even if ROS could accept their upgrades, XP and 2003 support are long gone.
by PurpleGurl
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: User "blackwingcat" from the msfn BB
Replies: 10
Views: 5593

Re: User "blackwingcat" from the msfn BB

Taking the above further, if you fix the one used to replace the "official" one to where it works, then you might end up with breakage elsewhere. Or you can do it the other way by putting the official file in place of the ROS file if you are looking for associated breakages when things are done corr...
by PurpleGurl
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Re: Mascot for ReactOS
Replies: 153
Views: 104924

Re: Re: Mascot for ReactOS

Make it a purple alien girl with a bunch of scalp tentacles and eyestalks. Few can figure her out, much like the few here who have figured out a Windows kernel.
by PurpleGurl
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Re: Mascot for ReactOS
Replies: 153
Views: 104924

Re: Re: Mascot for ReactOS

Yeah, I had to look closer to see the USB "trident" logo.
by PurpleGurl
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Re: Mascot for ReactOS
Replies: 153
Views: 104924

Re: Re: Mascot for ReactOS

Why is the girl cutting herself? Oh, never heard of "sawing" USB. So a Russian pun. But the more I think of it, the more it makes sense since, in the US, we do have a tool that is called a hacksaw. And yes, our USB code is still a bit "hacky."
by PurpleGurl
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What would happen to the ReactOS project if Microsoft decided to make Windows open source, and will it ever happen?
Replies: 24
Views: 3731

Re: What would happen to the ReactOS project if Microsoft decided to make Windows open source, and will it ever happen?

That's the whole point. NOT all core components are THEIRS to "open source", and they cannot cleanly separate them without having to re-develop parts. I just gave an example, but the issue is general. It has to do with the problem that licenses can be given for specific usage manners... but not for...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: POS
Replies: 4
Views: 3188

Re: POS

Thanatophobia wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:41 am
Yeah, I think it was one of those Windows CE or Embedded POSReady editions.
I imagine so. Most I had encountered of that era ran on Socket 7 boards, and most used the Pentium clone CPUs, apparently since they were more cost-effective (and also more powerful).