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by fred02
Thu May 08, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Does ReactOS only run inside a VM?
Replies: 46
Views: 13730

Re: Does ReactOS only run inside a VM?

They didn't drop that old hardware. They didn't drop support for x86 CPUs! They did . Windows 7, for instance, didn't "support" my Sound Blaster Live! because Creative Labs didn't write a Windows 7 driver for it. That's not Microsoft's fault The audio stack was completely re-written making hardware...
by fred02
Wed May 07, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Does ReactOS only run inside a VM?
Replies: 46
Views: 13730

Re: Does ReactOS only run inside a VM?

can anyone think of a PC OS that doesn't have near-universal compatibility? BeOS. Also, while DRM does non allow OS X to run on non Apple hardware, there is plenty of examples of incompatibilities between Macs themselves and their newer/older OS versions due to 32/64 UEFIs, drivers/hardware revisio...
by fred02
Tue May 06, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Does ReactOS only run inside a VM?
Replies: 46
Views: 13730

Re: Does ReactOS only run inside a VM?

Depends on your definition of Personal Computer ;) or Wintel.
And even with the latter, Mac were Wintels for quite some time now :twisted:
by fred02
Tue May 06, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Does ReactOS only run inside a VM?
Replies: 46
Views: 13730

Re: Does ReactOS only run inside a VM?

DOSGuy wrote:Who has ever heard of a PC operating system that wasn't compatible with more or less every PC on the market?
OS X :?: :lol:
by fred02
Mon May 05, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?
Replies: 29
Views: 12365

Re: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?

Yes, UniATA is not the best example, but I don't remember what other drivers are bundled with ROS. Some audio driver, I think. :? So I totally agrees with you: there is no point of bundling anything beside bare minimum + network drivers, so that up-to-date versions can be downloaded. Windows is doin...
by fred02
Mon May 05, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!
Replies: 24
Views: 80842

Re: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!

Sure, but one need to pay his lawyers during the hearings, and I doubt ROS have this kind of money. :) This is actually a common practice for large companies to suffocate start-ups. Just start a law suite under any pretence and make it linger long-enough. You will note that in this case the suite wa...
by fred02
Sun May 04, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!
Replies: 24
Views: 80842

Re: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!

mrugiero wrote:Indeed, they could, but I don't think they would,
DOSGuy wrote:I don't know what Microsoft can, might, or will do if they start to see ReactOS as a competitor.
vicmarcal wrote:They can't do that.
They can and did it in the past.
by fred02
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?
Replies: 29
Views: 12365

Re: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?

You can distribute whatever the copyright holder authorizes you to distribute, so no, not "under any license"; a license with a no-redistribution clause can not be distributed. I meant that a person who would write a driver could distribute it under any licence he/she sees fit AND it will have no i...
by fred02
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?
Replies: 29
Views: 12365

Re: What is the future of AMD/Nvidia drivers?

Sorry, but I don't understand the point of this whole discussion. :? As I see it, there is no need to include video (or other drivers, aside a bare minimum) with ROS sources nor make a "distribution" that bundles them, since NT architecture has an API and a DDK/WDK for writing drivers. So if someone...
by fred02
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Happy eastern
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Re: Joyful western (holiday)

:mrgreen:
by fred02
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why not get some supporters from Linux?
Replies: 35
Views: 98005

Re: Why not get some supporters from Linux?

PurpleGurl wrote:it is best to stay clean and sober while coding.
Unless you are a very talented hacker (see questions 0011 (and 0012)). :lol:
by fred02
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: big donation!!
Replies: 46
Views: 36645

Re: big donation!!

But I see one possible loophole. Many of the ROS users do have valid Windows licences. So if they have a COA on their machine, then legally they can use Microsoft OS extensions on that machine. May be, may be not You may use this supplement with each validly licensed copy of the software. It is a m...
by fred02
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: big donation!!
Replies: 46
Views: 36645

Re: big donation!!

VS2010 would be hard to support, as its GUI require .NET 4, IIRC. :(
by fred02
Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Microsoft released MS-DOS and Word source code to public
Replies: 12
Views: 5276

Re: Microsoft released MS-DOS and Word source code to public

@DOSGuy: Thank you for the clarification. I didn't event bother to look at the sources.