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by Sirmatto
Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Automatic Updates?
Replies: 15
Views: 10108

I think going the route of Windows Update wouldn't be the best idea. Something along the lines of apt from Debian/Ubuntu would be the best. Then it would handle both kernel/OS updates and also allow downloading/updating of non-essential programs.
by Sirmatto
Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Open Source (BSD) WDM Drivers
Replies: 28
Views: 28420

Why ? I hope that peoples (and -why not- manufacturers too ) starts to write open source drivers right now ! I guess by people, I meant all people, including manufacturers ;) But the problem with Windows is, since there are manufacturer provided drivers, there's no motivation to create open source ...
by Sirmatto
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Open Source (BSD) WDM Drivers
Replies: 28
Views: 28420

I hope once ReactOS makes it into the mainstream that people are more inclined to make open source drivers for Windows/ReactOS, it'll make me feel more warm and fuzzy inside.
by Sirmatto
Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Can you add some more non-MS applications to roadmap???
Replies: 16
Views: 8249

Just a note, that instead of Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader (which is bloated all to hell), you might check out Gnash (not really Win32 ready yet, but give it a bit) and Sumatra PDF. For antivirus, there's ClamWin. All these programs I suggested are open source and do their jobs well. And you might st...
by Sirmatto
Tue May 15, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Microsoft sees 235 patents hurt by opensource
Replies: 7
Views: 6733

Z98 wrote:These patents mean very little unless MS actually goes to court over them.
These patents mean very little unless MS actually says what they are.
by Sirmatto
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Spell checker for your posts
Replies: 1
Views: 3499

Firefox 2.0 has spell check built in. I believe you can spell check for virtually any language.
by Sirmatto
Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Fundraiser is controversial...
Replies: 24
Views: 11844

Ok, nute, I am also an American and I have to say your comments have definitely been side stepped from the fundraising topic, are mostly false and I'm about to become a hypocrite: Of course Iraq is for money, look at the companies making huge profits at the expense of us paying money and lives in it...
by Sirmatto
Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: partition signatur != 55AA
Replies: 10
Views: 11709

Yes, this is a pretty recent bug in the SVN.
by Sirmatto
Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: partition signatur != 55AA
Replies: 10
Views: 11709

With Vmware Player, when I get that error, I press "esc" just after boot, when it mentions it on the bottom of the screen, and select CD-ROM from the menu.
by Sirmatto
Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: We really need a Bounty-based development model
Replies: 18
Views: 9587

Instead of a bounty system for developers, how about a pledge system for the ReactOS Foundation? Example: Somebody might say, I will donate $X to ReactOS for a fully functional USB stack. Other people might chip in, some developer steps in, does it, and although they don't get any money, ReactOS as ...
by Sirmatto
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Trunk Release Build and VMware Player
Replies: 2
Views: 2676

I've been getting it with both Qemu and VMware Player. If you look at the .log file, it says something about refusing to switch VGA modes, or something along that line.
by Sirmatto
Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: React OS - nlite?
Replies: 8
Views: 4857

I think one idea behind the open source model is that you could go in and take out whatever you what using the source code.
by Sirmatto
Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Antivirus Applications
Replies: 4
Views: 5459

Your testing is appreciated, however, you should post in the compatilbility database instead of the forums when testing out programs.
by Sirmatto
Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS 0.3 runs on 28MB ram
Replies: 7
Views: 4707

Re: ReactOS 0.3 runs on 24MB ram

Some of you thought it was not posible... here it is. the important thing to note is that this is a 0.3 release build (the one in the web site(install cd) @ http://www.reactos.org/xhtml/en/download.html nothing special.. running in vmware. Yes it was slower than usual(with all the crazy paging goin...
by Sirmatto
Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Featured @ wikipedia free software portal..
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

Re: ReactOS Featured @ wikipedia free software portal..

geertvdijk wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Free_software

Did anyone know that? :D
Very cool indeed! Now if only it would be featured on the main page :)