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by MazeMage
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Youtube Critics!
Replies: 36
Views: 8982

Re: Youtube Critics!

Mrugiero, I think both Windows' system architecture and API's are each worth the effort even without binary compatibility. So far it's just the value of it's API's that seems to be underestimated. There are a lot of developers familiar with those API and I believe there is a lot of "in house" softwa...
by MazeMage
Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Youtube Critics!
Replies: 36
Views: 8982

Re: Youtube Critics!

Mrugiero, I get that you mainly just want to use Windows applications and drivers but that's not the only point of having a OS based on Windows NT architecture. Even without all of the applications and drivers you still have a great system design, most notably the kernel. That's hardly nothing. Espe...
by MazeMage
Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Youtube Critics!
Replies: 36
Views: 8982

Re: Youtube Critics!

Fred02, I was responding to mrugiero's comment about being the only free operating system binary compatible with Windows.
by MazeMage
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Youtube Critics!
Replies: 36
Views: 8982

Re: Youtube Critics!

All I was saying is that the project wouldn't be pointless without binary compatibility and that achieving source code compatibility is more clean and realistic. After all, there are no projects aiming for source code compatibility with Windows either. I also think it's far less complicated and coul...
by MazeMage
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Youtube Critics!
Replies: 36
Views: 8982

Re: Youtube Critics!

I wouldn't get worked up over it. Really, I think it's a good thing that someone took it seriously enough to do a video review of it. Besides, the guy wasn't lying or anything; it is still alpha software. In truth I was surprised at how well it worked. Maybe the developers should occasionally post t...
by MazeMage
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Congratulations.
Replies: 23
Views: 7370

Re: Congratulations.

I'd also like to give my congratulations. Maybe this project will some interest from people with money now. Still I was a surprise to read: ...Marat [Karatov] said that the OS was ready approximately for 80% of real world usage..." Really? That doesn't sound at all like what I've been hearing from t...
by MazeMage
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Recruiting
Replies: 54
Views: 15826

Re: Recruiting

This is one of the best posts on this forum and totally explains how I feed. Yes maybe there is little to market right now so an RP side for reactOS (We do not have a finished product) might sound silly but you need to organize now so we can get some new developers for the website / reactos and pre...
by MazeMage
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The Linux Unified Kernel
Replies: 83
Views: 69068

Re: The Linux Unified Kernel

If ReactOS already surpasses what Linux was at version 1 maybe it wouldn't be so bad to call it stable now instead of Alpha, at least as far as the kernel goes. This might help get people interested in the project for mostly psychological reasons. Also, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to separate...
by MazeMage
Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The Linux Unified Kernel
Replies: 83
Views: 69068

Re: The Linux Unified Kernel

This is getting silly. So rather than accept that ReactOS's development is hampered in some way, you'd rather debate about software versioning not having to do with code maturity. Linux took 4 years to get to version 1. You may not have considered it stable but Linus did and so did Redhat and SUSE.
by MazeMage
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The Linux Unified Kernel
Replies: 83
Views: 69068

Re: The Linux Unified Kernel

Regardless, is was deemed mature enough to for a version 1 release by Linus. So either he was crazy, just kidding around, or it was indeed a mature kernel at that point.
by MazeMage
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The Linux Unified Kernel
Replies: 83
Views: 69068

Re: The Linux Unified Kernel

4 Years? For what? A very basic console not being able to run binaries, but rebuilt code snippets. You really should do researching, before you post here... It was mature enough to call it version 1 that's all I know really. I didn't really use it back then. If it wasn't mature then I guess Linus w...
by MazeMage
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The Linux Unified Kernel
Replies: 83
Views: 69068

Re: The Linux Unified Kernel

It seems that rather than just making a close NT-like kernel ReactOS has to make a near perfect one using a lot of reverse engineering. That looks like a lot of work and after 13 years it's still just alpha. Linux took about 4 years to become mature what's ReactOS doing wrong here?
by MazeMage
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The Linux Unified Kernel
Replies: 83
Views: 69068

Re: The Linux Unified Kernel

I believe I understand the goals of this project. I've mentioned before how I see the work this project is doing as necessary. I just don't think it'll be usable before something like Longene. Part of the reason is the project doesn't have a lot of support in terms of funding, developers, testers et...
by MazeMage
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The Linux Unified Kernel
Replies: 83
Views: 69068

Re: The Linux Unified Kernel

The design of the NT and Linux (if you could call it a design for Linux) kernels are diametrically opposed. Reconciling them forces you to make compromises one way or the other, and you end up with a giant interconnected mess. You effectively add work trying to add NT features to Linux instead of d...
by MazeMage
Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The Linux Unified Kernel
Replies: 83
Views: 69068

Re: The Linux Unified Kernel

EmuandCo wrote: Uuuh. Nope. Windows 1.0 - 4.X are DOS based, yes. This Architecture was fully abandoned and replaced by the NT architecture which was developed parallel since Windows 3.1.
XP is still compatible with 98 though.