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by steveh
Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: do you think windows 8 will be what
Replies: 10
Views: 10029

reactos explorer on windows? tutorial? wiki?

Classicshell bring back perfectly the startbutton and startmenu to win8. I have installed it too in the release preview. Reactos shell: Is it possible to test the reactos explorer, or the reactos "explorer-new" in it's current state as a shell replacement for windows? Which windows versions does it ...
by steveh
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What VM drive mounting/manipulation tools do you use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: What VM drive mounting/manipulation tools do you use?

@DeadDude in virtualbox i have always been able to mount ISO's for reactos without any problems In vmware player <= version 4.0.3 i have had problems to mount ISO's for win8 so possibly your vmware problems are not strictly reactos related? In the latest version vmware player 4.0.4 i have no problem...
by steveh
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: can I do a dual boot ?
Replies: 5
Views: 6435

Re: can I do a dual boot ?

Yes. Reactos can be booted from grub. See here http://www.reactos.org/wiki/Boot_FreeLoader_from_GRUB 1. i have grub in MBR and Linux in a partition other than the first. 2. reactos installed on /dev/sda1 - Possibly reactos can also boot on a not-first partition now but it had to be the first when i ...
by steveh
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What VM drive mounting/manipulation tools do you use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: What VM drive mounting/manipulation tools do you use?

@DeadDude

I can mount a CD image iso in Reactos on the fly thru virtualbox and i see it in the reactos explorer without rebooting.
by steveh
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS executables detected by Avira
Replies: 4
Views: 1208554

Re: ReactOS executables detected by Avira

In the past i had a lot of concern with false positives by avira freeav for linux, while compiling reactos from source. Most exe's related to network were detected as containing a trojan. Possibly due to behaviour analysis by freeav. I did not upload anything to avira because i thought they would cr...
by steveh
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What VM drive mounting/manipulation tools do you use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

commandline "ftp" + 7zip for tar packaging / alternatively I

I use reactos in virtualbox. I have installed the virtualbox-tools. But the vbox shared directories unfortunately don't work. I have installed 7zip in reactos, and use it to tar or untar files and directories. Tar's advantage is - transparency of file attributes like the date+hour - better linux com...
by steveh
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Design
Topic: [new name] "open windows" !? :) :D
Replies: 13
Views: 14997

Re: "Open It"

another few name proposals: "Open It" or "Open Way" or "Open Perspective".
by steveh
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: LiveCD to HDD?
Replies: 5
Views: 7700

Re: LiveCD to HDD?

However, on mine, I have to use a PS2 mouse because if I enable legacy mode, the mouse becomes uncontrollable and erratic. Maybe the BIOS does not handle the legacy mode correctly? Could it be that the legacy mode works, but simultaneously the USB protocol of the mouse/keyboard is transparently for...
by steveh
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14
Replies: 32
Views: 9601

Re: Random ideas for downloadable apps for 0.3.14

no need for winzip.
7-zip, which is already in the Reactos application download catalog, works perfect and has all features.
7-zip is the most, or one of the most complete, free compression tool, and can also open "rar" compressed archives, i think.
by steveh
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: cmake questions (for practical use)
Replies: 6
Views: 2903

Re: cmake build 53940 works with an rbuild VBR+grub

Good news: cmake versions of bootcd's are installable and bootable, if i leave away the installation of both boot records MBR and VBR So, if an "rbuild" version is previously installed, i can over-install afternath a cmake version provided i do NOT reformat the partition and NOT install a bootrecord...
by steveh
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: install on linux environment
Replies: 2
Views: 4083

Re: install on linux environment

Depending on hardware compatibility, this possibly works: 1. have "/dev/sda1" as FAT32 for Reactos, and linux on other partitions. 2. install reactos from CD, but install the freeldr boot record in the /dev/sda1 partition. (this is the VBR volume boot record option rather at end of installation. DO ...
by steveh
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the future of Windows uncertain?
Replies: 9
Views: 6855

Touch screens: sensor endurance?

Touch screens: I think it depends on technology. Regarding the technologies working with finger or stick mechanical pressing onto the screen, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resistive_touchscreen Which touchcreen technology is used most often? i'm quite reluctant about material endurance. Would screen ...
by steveh
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: cmake questions (for practical use)
Replies: 6
Views: 2903

Re: cmake questions (for practical use)

Thanks, I have compiled 53608 the cmake way, compilation worked without problem (just not for rostests) Also the creation of the bootcd. 1. i wonder why the cmake version of boot cd ISO ist nearly 50% bigger than the rbuild ISO ? rbuild ISO > 50 MB cmake ISO > 70 MB Is there some optimization in the...
by steveh
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: cmake questions (for practical use)
Replies: 6
Views: 2903

cmake questions (for practical use)

Hi, As Reactos project ist implementing the cmake build method as an alternative to rbuild, i would like to start using this. Does cmake work in the same build environment "RosBE" on linux (and windows) without changes? Or must i install additional packages / tools? Does cmake use the "gcc" installe...
by steveh
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Related Urban Legends
Replies: 7
Views: 6801

Question on contemporary HDD's

So if Windows/Reactos is on the outermost partition and the swap file is an inner one, then that could reduce performance. 1. Do modern standard harddisks always have 1 single plate (with 2 faces), or have they frequently multiple plates? Does the firmware of the HDD allocates blocks on the faces o...