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by Thanatophobia
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Two decades later...what's the point?
Replies: 62
Views: 6630

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

It's 10000 times nicer than it was in 2000. But ppl now are lazy.. They want everything to be feed to them. They want to ask "siri, i don't care about privacy, in fact, use my porn info to get more oriented porn adds". They want to do 1 click to have food at the door. They want to have friends by s...
by Thanatophobia
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Two decades later...what's the point?
Replies: 62
Views: 6630

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

The world has changed. In the old times (2000) the fight was against MS closed standards and intentional standard change. Back in that day ppl would not use OpenOffice because the files would be different when opened with MS office. Linux had 0 windows applications and 0 Windows games. Wine failed ...
by Thanatophobia
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Possibilities For NTVDM and other Sub-Systems
Replies: 35
Views: 50334

Re: Possibilities For NTVDM and other Sub-Systems

Speaking of ENIW, not to burst your bubbles erkinalp, but would it be easier instead to include UNIX-like/POSIX subsystems that already exists for Windows, such as Cygwin or MSYS2 (both are licensed under GPL-compatible licenses)? Also, I know that WSL 2 uses virtualization via Hyper-V. I don't know...
by Thanatophobia
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Proposal for a package management system for ReactOS
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Proposal for a package management system for ReactOS

I know that ReactOS kinda technically has an 'Applications Manager' where you can install both free and proprietary 'freeware' software, although I wouldn't call it a 'true' package manager since it still just downloads the installer that would then install the actual software. And it also only inst...
by Thanatophobia
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Boot Screen
Replies: 5
Views: 2414

Re: Boot Screen

You can try installing Resource Hacker (it's in the App Manager), extract the boot screen in ntoskrnl.exe and edit it with a raster graphics editor like Paint.NET or GIMP, making sure that the colors are in indexed mode, and then replace the new modified bootscreen and then replace the kernel.
by Thanatophobia
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: My Opinion Regarding ReactOS Donations and Funding
Replies: 4
Views: 3536

Re: My Opinion Regarding ReactOS Donations and Funding

I'm not against the ReactOS websites to have advertisements on their page if it would fund the project. I know that Linux Mint has ads on their project page. I think if people are optionally going to view the ads, what's the point of them anyways? The advertiser can just pay the project beforehand, ...
by Thanatophobia
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Original Microsoft OpenSource Windows parts
Replies: 7
Views: 3691

Re: Original Microsoft OpenSource Windows parts

b@theuserbl That all seems pretty interesting. I've heard they plan to port Edge to Linux in a Reddit post, but it's not officially confirmed that would be the case and so it remains proprietary. But the possibility of using MSIX can get UWP compatibility more easily. Alot of other things Microsoft ...
by Thanatophobia
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Original Microsoft OpenSource Windows parts
Replies: 7
Views: 3691

Re: Original Microsoft OpenSource Windows parts

The Windows 3.x file manager is open-sourced, too: https://github.com/Microsoft/winfile

Interesting list.
by Thanatophobia
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the philosophy of ReactOS?
Replies: 3
Views: 2358

What is the philosophy of ReactOS?

I want to know what is the philosophy for ReactOS in terms of its design, its targeted users, the packaging of applications, the inclusion of non-free/proprietary applications, its final release process/model and release channel/branches, and its out-of-the-box experience and included pre-installed ...
by Thanatophobia
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Help please
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: Help please

Are you trying to boot from USB, because I did that recently with my 2007 HP Pavilion with a live key of version 0.4.12 and it hanged at the startup screen.
by Thanatophobia
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:52 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: 30
Views: 5680

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

they would probably open-source only the components that Microsoft owns and can legally make open-source, and would release a free version of Windows Which components could be (list)? Pretty much anything Microsoft made themselves or has the rights to. I'm not sure about specific components but erk...
by Thanatophobia
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Elite Dangerous/Star Citizen
Replies: 12
Views: 5062

Re: Elite Dangerous/Star Citizen

But the true question is,...

...can ReactOS run Duke Nukem Forever?
by Thanatophobia
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:57 pm
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: 30
Views: 5680

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

Yeah, some of the components that Microsoft bundles in do come from third-party sources, a lot of times through their "embrace, extend, extinguish" strategy, like Microsoft Defender. But there's a lot of Linux distributions that come packaged with proprietary elements, such as Ubuntu. Again, I think...
by Thanatophobia
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?
Replies: 20
Views: 18609

Re: Wayland gives ReactOS new life?

shunesburg wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:43 pm
For that you use an Wayland Linux Distribution and install Wine on it.
Or use Cygwin/X or MSYS2, (or a WSL distro like Ubuntu for Windows) and run an X server and graphical application on WIndows.
by Thanatophobia
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Would Microsoft replace NT Kernel with Linux kernel?
Replies: 16
Views: 8210

Re: Would Microsoft replace NT Kernel with Linux kernel?

I follow ReactOS, Haiku and I honestly believe they are better than linux. of course, they have a lot of missing parts, they don't have even a 0.01% of workforce linux has, so they are incomparable with it by the readiness criterion. but unlike linux, they are based on something better, than linux ...