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by DOSGuy
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: General Testing for 0.4.2
Replies: 36
Views: 22156

Re: General Testing for 0.4.2

Well, I can tell you that it doesn't like VMWare Workstation very much. As with 0.4.1, the first boot after installation is a BSOD. (No BSOD in VirtualBox 5.1.2) Unlike 0.4.1, anything I download in the Application Manager stops at 98%. The first time this happened, I gave up and tried to close the ...
by DOSGuy
Thu May 14, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: we need reactos-update
Replies: 8
Views: 9139

Re: we need reactos-update

I don't know if that's urgent during alpha stage. People aren't supposed to be using the OS full time yet. I would rather the devs focus on other things to get the OS ready for the day when people will use ReactOS continuously and have a need to update the OS without reinstalling it. As always, thou...
by DOSGuy
Tue May 12, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How stable is ReactOS on Real Hardware?
Replies: 8
Views: 28149

Re: How stable is ReactOS on Real Hardware?

It probably doesn't have an optical drive, or he doesn't have CD-RWs to burn frequent updates to.

But yeah, I'd be surprised if you could go six months without having to reinstall the OS. It would be pretty awesome if you could, though!
by DOSGuy
Mon May 11, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: EPIC WIN!
Replies: 1204
Views: 1096712

Re: EPIC WIN!

To me, "worked" means the program installed, started, displayed and responded to its user interface, ran its essential functions correctly, and did not damage data or the ReactOS installation. I suppose that many newcomers to ReactOS will have a similar expectation when they see a claim that a prog...
by DOSGuy
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Windows 3.11 in NTVDM
Replies: 37
Views: 29520

Re: Windows 3.11 in NTVDM

DOSBox reports 5.00 by default, but you can change it to whatever you want with "VER SET major_version [minor_version]".
by DOSGuy
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Can I give away copies of ReactOS?
Replies: 17
Views: 11860

Re: Can I give away copies of ReactOS?

I'm not sure why this has become a legal discussion. Remember shareware, where developers depended on people to distribute as many copies of their software as possible? ROS is like that. We want as many people as possible to try out ReactOS, so if you want to a burn a few CD-Rs with a copy of ReactO...
by DOSGuy
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Quick Question
Replies: 7
Views: 4239

Re: Quick Question

I think the scenario you're describing is most likely in a project where a single person is responsible for most of the code commits. A project this size won't just die because one or two people abandon it. With the possible exception of the entire dev team dying on the same day, there's almost no c...
by DOSGuy
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS on ARM
Replies: 7
Views: 7994

Re: ReactOS on ARM

The Raspberry Pi 2 will support Windows 10. That's as good as it's likely to get for the foreseeable future. Alternatively, you might be able to run ROS or older versions of Windows in an emulator. The RPi2's increased specs and ARMv7 compatibility should open up a lot of exciting new possibilities.
by DOSGuy
Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ROS compatiblity
Replies: 4
Views: 3638

Re: ROS compatiblity

ROS is at version 0.3.17 and probably 5 to 10 years away from being fully compatible with XP and 2003. Let's let them achieve NT5 compatibility before asking for anything from NT6.
by DOSGuy
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: hows the wine ?
Replies: 11
Views: 6410

Re: hows the wine ?

@oldman are u saying that were being monitored by microsoft? ReactOS is open source. Every line of code from every commit can be monitored by everyone. If anyone committed copyrighted code and anyone in the world noticed, it would be lawsuit time. Microsoft doesn't even have to be monitoring, they ...
by DOSGuy
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ROSBE and RPi Model B
Replies: 2
Views: 2948

Re: ROSBE and RPi Model B

Forgive me for the possible thread hijack, but I just wanted to point out that the Raspberry Pi 2 features an ARMv7 CPU. Most questions on this forum about running ROS, or anything else, on a Raspberry Pi could be answered with "no, the Raspberry Pi's CPU is ARMv6". That may still be the answer to y...
by DOSGuy
Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Edu distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 14978

Re: ReactOS Edu distribution

He meant in ten years! Some people like to plan ahead. :lol:
by DOSGuy
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Edu distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 14978

Re: ReactOS Edu distribution

Every school will have different needs. I'm not sure that it's possible to predict what software would be useful to schools, other than universally important software like office suites and browsers, and possibly programming languages. (Don't start about VB6.) It sounds like the issue is more that s...
by DOSGuy
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: VirtualBox error
Replies: 6
Views: 5544

Re: VirtualBox error

The consensus seems to be that 4.3.12 was the last version that worked properly.
by DOSGuy
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Improve Visual Basic 6.0 support in ReactOS
Replies: 34
Views: 41136

Re: Improve Visual Basic 6.0 support in ReactOS

That being the case, I generally prefer that developers focus on the big picture -- the fixes that will give ReactOS the broadest compatibility -- rather than focus on specific applications whose fixes might not benefit any other software. VB6 support would be great, but would it be reason enough to...