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by inclusivedisjunction
Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: First laptop for under 100USD and soon run ROS?
Replies: 6
Views: 2819

Re: First laptop for under 100USD and soon run ROS?

If I'm reading it right, CE is embedded in a ROM chip. You'd need to either replace the ROM chip (if it's socketed), or create a bootloader to "crash" Windows into ReactOS.
by inclusivedisjunction
Sat May 10, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Article about ReactOS at PCMagazine
Replies: 26
Views: 11092

It's not so much about ReactOS as operating systems in general. More of a "friendly reference."
by inclusivedisjunction
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Keeping up...
Replies: 39
Views: 13682

For someone whose user name takes after an open-source operating system, you sure have a negative look at open-source software. Your sole reason for ReactX being a "waste" is apparently that MS already wrote it. Where do you draw the line? Should ReactOS stop working on the ROSExplorer, and start wo...
by inclusivedisjunction
Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Spanish wikipedia can be outdated
Replies: 1
Views: 1762

It's a hybrid kernel.

I believe the current target is a 5.x-compatible kernel. That's not to say that NT 4 compatibility isn't important. Even Vista still uses NT 4-type drivers at a low level.
by inclusivedisjunction
Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: XP on ancient computer
Replies: 17
Views: 7068

Jaix wrote: You'll need at least 23M ram in your computer for ReactOS to boot, unless someone stripps it down first.
Is the amount of RAM a "recommendation", or a hard limitation?
by inclusivedisjunction
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Video card
Replies: 12
Views: 4671

EFI can emulate a legacy BIOS.
by inclusivedisjunction
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Virtual Gameboy Works On Reactos 0.3.4 - YAY!
Replies: 35
Views: 14153

there are screenshots of copyrighted materials on wikipedia - put there for "illustrational purporses". analogy here? Right. I think it falls under "fair use." A commercial game is almost always more recognizable than some homebrew game called "Super Dildo Marathon." Playing the commercial ROM show...
by inclusivedisjunction
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: XP on ancient computer
Replies: 17
Views: 7068

I have a fully working 486DX at 33 MHz, Cirrus Logic ISA VGA with 1MB and VESA extensions in its bios and a 255 MB harddisk, but I cannot test ReactOS on it because that PC cannot boot from CD-ROM. It must boot from floppy or harddisk first... Sincerely, Carlo Bramini. Try the "Smart Boot Manager" ...
by inclusivedisjunction
Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: XP on ancient computer
Replies: 17
Views: 7068

psyco001 wrote:hmm i think i should crawl in my hardware chest.
i've a few old boards one of them is an old i286 20MHz, one i386 40MHz and one i486 66MHz

i only should find a HDD that is big enough for ros
You can forget about the 286; that's a 16-bit processor.
by inclusivedisjunction
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Video card
Replies: 12
Views: 4671

A debugger wouldn't be necessary to find out if the card worked, although it would be handy to find out why it didn't, if that were the case.

I'm pretty sure they make serial ports that'll fit on a PCI card. I don't know anything about them, though.
by inclusivedisjunction
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: XP on ancient computer
Replies: 17
Views: 7068

I really wish I still had some old 486 boxes around. The slowest I've got are some Pentium 200s. If I could get a spare 20 GB hard drive, I'd try to get Vista on one (previous personal best was PIII 600 Mhz and 256 MB of RAM).
by inclusivedisjunction
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Video card
Replies: 12
Views: 4671

elhoir wrote:mine is a 925 Intel GPU... may i be able to run ROS?
The only real way to know is to try it, since the developers probably don't have the resources to try all the hardware out there. My guess is that the 9xx and X-series ones will work fine. Try out the LiveCD, before you commit to an install.
by inclusivedisjunction
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Video card
Replies: 12
Views: 4671

Ok. My GMA 950 works fine, so the MacBooks are *probably* safe.

Is the bug in the driver, or in the hardware? It would seem strange that Intel couldn't support a standard from 1994.
by inclusivedisjunction
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Video card
Replies: 12
Views: 4671

Which Intel cards are unsupported? Mine seems to work fine.
by inclusivedisjunction
Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: MS patent on FAT a problem for ros?
Replies: 91
Views: 45646

Everyother OS has support for fat32 None of which makes it legal to use it if Microsoft tries to collect royalties. You all need to do your homework, but the fact is this who leagel fight was droped a long time ago, as MS went with NTFS, they have taken no legil move agianst anyone since. This is a...