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by Walt
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Two decades later...what's the point?
Replies: 62
Views: 6726

Re: Two decades later...what's the point?

This is an interesting thread, lots of good responses. Pretty much I think it has all been said. I have two concrete suggestions that seem not inconsistent with how the project is going and would be beneficial to the "I'd-like-to-use-ROS-if-possible" community. Neither will be popular, but ... 1. La...
by Walt
Wed May 06, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Two decades later...what's the point?
Replies: 62
Views: 6726

Re: Two decades later...what's the point?

Give Reactos at most another decade...and it will "mess up" the world. Because a lot of users and even states like Iran, China, Russia e.g. will slowly integrate it in their environment. Not from today to tomorrow, but they will go the "reactos way". So no more "secret backdoors" in Windows, and I ...
by Walt
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Real Hardware - Post yours
Replies: 5
Views: 7454

Re: Real Hardware - Post yours

Some people have collected similar test results here: https://reactos.org/wiki/PC_ROS_Rigs I don't think there's much value in that info now. In the one case where I tried to use it the drivers mentioned have been superseded and the newer driver installers crash when you attempt to run them on an R...
by Walt
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Appreciation to Developers
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Re: Appreciation to Developers

binarymaster wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:53 pm
More like filesystem corruption.
Thanks. I will probably reinstall that same nightly from scratch.

Is there a way to invoke the very comprehensive file system check that I used to see every time the system was not properly shut down?
by Walt
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Appreciation to Developers
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Re: Appreciation to Developers

After one false start (a nightly that wouldn't install) I 'upgraded' to the last 20200128 using 'U.' One oddity just noticed is there appear to be multiple copies of several folders on C. The Recycle Bin is one of them. These are not actually copies of the folders, though, but additional views of th...
by Walt
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Some simple questions:
Replies: 6
Views: 3154

Re: Some simple questions:

I just heard about ReactOS and I have a few questions. 1. Can ReactOS be installed directly onto an empty hard drive on a Notebook computer? I have ROS running on two Dell Lattitude D610's -- I'm writing this on one of them. I was unable to install ROS on either a D410 or D420 -- failed early in th...
by Walt
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS for Industrial Automation
Replies: 2
Views: 1926

Re: ReactOS for Industrial Automation

... using ReactOS for Industrial Automation purposes. What that means is: You connect a lot of sensors and control equipment to the PC and hope it doesn't go nagasaki. Do you think it's in a state where it'll work for that? Giebels2609 First, this is ALPHA code -- SOME of the final function is ther...
by Walt
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Appreciation to Developers
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Re: Appreciation to Developers

Here is the current interface: the upgrade/repair screen is shown only if the ReactOS installer detects the presence of a valid installation. Thanks for that! It's about time for me to upgrade to the latest nightly (do that every couple weeks) so I'll see how it works. I'm using ROS for browsing a ...
by Walt
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Appreciation to Developers
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Re: Appreciation to Developers

Be advised, it isn't a very sophisticated update/upgrade process and it is not unlikely that it will bork the system in one way or another. Thanks! I did try it again and it appears the interface ('U' option when asked if you want to install ROS) is completely gone now. No loss as I couldn't get it...
by Walt
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Appreciation to Developers
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Re: Appreciation to Developers

petr-akhlamov wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:28 pm
B - it is already there a long.
Thanks! Tried it a couple months back, thought it failed but maybe that was 'user error.' Very busy now but I'll try again in a few days.
by Walt
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Design Team
Replies: 13
Views: 2718

Re: Design Team

"Every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganization, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization." - ...
by Walt
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Appreciation to Developers
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Appreciation to Developers

A year ago I spent a few weeks trying off and on to get ROS working just to browse the web, read news sites, MAYBE EVEN make comments. Most of it was there, once I tried this D610 instead of a Dell 4600 (or something from that generation -- I don't recall exactly) but it was too fragile to be usable...
by Walt
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: secure-delete on ReactOS
Replies: 14
Views: 8913

Re: secure-delete on ReactOS

Eraser57 is probably still out there; it doesn't work under ROS -- gets an access violation. It's still alive after you clear the messages and doesn't seem to have done any damage to ROS but does not work. I've used it many times under XP -- it's flexible, does the job. Separate-but-relevant questio...
by Walt
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How to back up a few files?
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: How to back up a few files?

Okay, much better solution. The FEBE idea only works for Firefox environment stuff and turned out to be so fussy about dates and such that most such files wouldn't restore anyway. PLUS the major pain of straightening out the DOS short file names. A much better way to move a few files off of ROS (in ...
by Walt
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS on my notebook!(USB storage worked)
Replies: 14
Views: 4773

Re: ReactOS on my notebook!(USB storage worked)

This is encouraging: If one person has gotten USB storage to work it must be very close. Can you tell us the make/model of PC, the specific ROS build, and anything special you did to get it going? On my Dell D610 the Dec. 16th nightly build doesn't do anything with USB -- doesn't see the thumbdrive ...