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by dark
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Will something like linux swap partitons be on ReactOS?
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Will something like linux swap partitons be on ReactOS?

The Windows version of it is called the page file. Already there.
by dark
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Two decades later...what's the point?
Replies: 62
Views: 8510

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

After careful analysis, a stable ReactOS would gain more market share than desktop Linux ever will. You're overthinking this. ReactOS needs enough money to hire 100 full time developers. Linux needs a community that doesn't see their product religiously so they finally start being able to take obje...
by dark
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Two decades later...what's the point?
Replies: 62
Views: 8510

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

I could easily ask the exact same thing about desktop Linux regarding its market share. After careful analysis, a stable ReactOS would gain more market share than desktop Linux ever will. It's also worth mentioning almost every alternative OS uses a unix clone core with POSIX standards to port user ...
by dark
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Goodbye for a while
Replies: 15
Views: 3243

Re: Goodbye for a while

I've followed ReactOS and Linux for a REALLY LONG TIME. Frankly the status of main stream operating systems is forever stuck in a status quo. Linux never developed a proper SDK so package managers are basically holding together a desktop operating system with crazy glue, completely terrible solution...
by dark
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"
Replies: 29
Views: 6451

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

Judging by this, it seems he is completely unaware of the U.S. standards for reverse engineering and believes it should all have been done using only public documentation.
by dark
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Linux and Mac software support for ReactOS, possible??
Replies: 6
Views: 1653

Re: Linux and Mac software support for ReactOS, possible??

I would think ReactOS would support things like cooperative Linux http://www.colinux.org/?section=screenshots . However since everyone moved to a 64 bit processors with virtualization extensions built in, this project died with no 64 bit support. If someone builds the software that allows it to work...
by dark
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Will btrfs be available immediately after GSOC?
Replies: 11
Views: 6158

Re: Will btrfs be available immediately after GSOC?

binarymaster wrote:Once this feature would be available, you'll see an option in the ReactOS Setup to format the disk using BTRFS filesystem (along with FAT32).
That does not answer the question at all. It's just stating the obvious.
by dark
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Will btrfs be available immediately after GSOC?
Replies: 11
Views: 6158

Will btrfs be available immediately after GSOC?

Will I be able to install ROS to BTRFS right after GSOC, or will this be something that takes a few months after the project is completed to be merged?
by dark
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Must ReactOS fear a Microsoft change to NTFS?
Replies: 9
Views: 4917

Re: Must ReactOS fear a Microsoft change to NTFS?

0 chance of that happening. You can't make changes to a file system just because you feel like it. Filesystems and drivers take years of testing, and you can't switch filesystems with the operating system on disk. Also legally speaking, ReactOS has long had a plan to support installing to something ...
by dark
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Only 1 student this year?
Replies: 26
Views: 11516

Re: Only 1 student this year?

The goal of GSoC is not necessarily to make progress during the summer, it is for the students to become long-term contributors to open source. Having only one student means the student will have more support and the project can focus better, so they're more likely to stick around. That's one of th...
by dark
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Filesystems support in FreeLdr
Replies: 4
Views: 2588

Re: Filesystems support in FreeLdr

This is a filesystem specification, ReactOS uses an EXT2/3 driver made by another project, so this is pointless and does not help. The problem is somewhere in the underlying file system support. I just monitor https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-3073 for updates.
by dark
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: BBS & terminal support
Replies: 11
Views: 7436

Re: BBS & terminal support

Computer could communicate to computer by just making a phone call And now almost everyone is connected to VOIP system, which quality is so low that it might take 3 or 4 tries to send a fax through using the same modem. Even if you setup some DOS computer with all the proper hardware and programs, ...
by dark
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [IDEA] Ethereum for fundraiser
Replies: 8
Views: 8074

Re: [IDEA] Ethereum for fundraiser

I don't really know anything about Ethereum myself, but it seems like a good opportunity. If you know what you are doing, then I'd say go for it. It's another pump and dump scheme, not even the first bitcoin technology based pump and dump scheme. Once it reaches a decent sell off point, it will all...
by dark
Wed May 17, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ROS Gaming? :D lol
Replies: 19
Views: 24349

Re: ROS Gaming? :D lol

Dark, I thought that was fixed. The stuff in the unofficial change log are things that are already fixed, provided you try a recent revision. What you describe was a problem with UniATA, and we have the latest version of that AFAIK. Still, I'm waiting to hear news about more stability before I atte...
by dark
Tue May 16, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ROS Gaming? :D lol
Replies: 19
Views: 24349

Re: ROS Gaming? :D lol

Most of the time a game has no single file bigger than 4GB and thus FAT32 is fine in theory. Of course we need another FS for proper right management etc, but that is another story. YOu last point cannot be changed, because app have no clue how to handle a unknown WIndows OS. isn't there still a bu...