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by PurpleGurl
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: POS
Replies: 4
Views: 218

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).
by PurpleGurl
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: POS
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: POS

Yeah, I remember from over a decade ago that a lot of store register systems used Windows 2000 or some custom version of NT and ran the software to work with the register hardware and handle credit/debit card transactions. A lot used a Socket 7 motherboard using an AMD CPU. On 2 occasions, I told cl...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS 0.4.12 issue found
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: ReactOS 0.4.12 issue found

You might want to try a different supported FS and see if the problem remains.
by PurpleGurl
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: I finally figured out how to make Win7 not suck; might be ready to say goodbye to XP
Replies: 23
Views: 2107

Re: I finally figured out how to make Win7 not suck; might be ready to say goodbye to XP

This is something ROS could improve upon when we do the whole NT6 thing. Rather than have a slider, have a page of tickmarks. The problem with the UAC slider is that it enables and disables things in groups. A power user would rather be able to alter security settings one at a time. So someone can a...
by PurpleGurl
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: exFAT filesystem and specifications to be open-sourced by Microsoft
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: exFAT filesystem and specifications to be open-sourced by Microsoft

Yeah, sadly, it won't help us. The older tech we are using is protected by attrition (ie., it's been over 14 years).
by PurpleGurl
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have had enough
Replies: 19
Views: 7896

Re: I have had enough

Be careful there. Short agreement comments are what spammers tend to use. But if such comments are sincere, then they tend to be welcomed and appreciated.
by PurpleGurl
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"
Replies: 29
Views: 3111

Re: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"

I didn't read it that way. By "were," I think the poster meant "were to give"... So if Axel were to have given more detail on what is questionable, then we would know which of our developers put it in ROS, and thus we'd know who to ask about how they came to code that code or choose whatever symbol ...
by PurpleGurl
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS didn't work on 5 computers: BSOD
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: ReactOS didn't work on 5 computers: BSOD

Maybe even try disabling USB in the CMOS or whatever hardware setup.
by PurpleGurl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Re: Mascot for ReactOS
Replies: 134
Views: 97130

Re: Re: Mascot for ReactOS

Yeah, agreed, wait until it is more stable. That would change the type of mascot too I think. Right now, a fast but clumsy amputee or anorexic girl on her cell phone, who isn't that pretty might be appropriate. In other words, someone who isn't all there and who'd crash into things. Maybe we can wor...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"
Replies: 29
Views: 3111

Re: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"

So a "news" outlet picks up what was said on Quora, a Q&A site that I believe from firsthand experience supports defamation against certain groups of people, and censorship. In the interest of fair disclosure, I was banned from Quora because I dared to question the status quo and establishment views...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How does Microsoft's patent on the taskbar affect ReactOS?
Replies: 31
Views: 12781

Re: How does Microsoft's patent on the taskbar affect ReactO

jimtabor wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:39 am
No, plus it would not hold up in court.
Plus it just expired today if I am reading it right.
by PurpleGurl
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Yeah, it would only be good if we can reasonably offer them a platform within a reasonable time. Otherwise, they'd be Linux-only before we are ready to be of use.
by PurpleGurl
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Open source DirectX?
Replies: 9
Views: 2823

Re: Open source DirectX?

Yes, a native DirectX would be nice, but we run into the problem like in the mouse fable. A bunch of mice were tired of running from the cat. They formed a committee to figure out what could be done. Someone finally suggested that one of the mice should hang a bell on the cat's collar. Then the lead...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run
Replies: 18
Views: 1312

Re: Switching the target to the NT 6.x kernel might save R&D time in the long run

"Expect" does NOT imply that you are giving orders! I can say "I expect Windows 12 to suck even worse than Windows 10" but that doesn't mean that I want Microsoft to make it happen. Thank you. I think many of us would expect Windows 14 or whatever their next thing after that will be called to suck ...