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by PurpleGurl
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why ReactOS is Free ( Libre ) software?
Replies: 15
Views: 14886

Re: Why ReactOS is Free ( Libre ) software?

I preffer the term "costless" for anything that is given to you by no cost or fee, i.e. freeware But that is not what anyone is referring to here. We mean freedom as in liberty, not free as in free beer. That is why "libre" appears in the title. "Free Software" by that proper name refers to the fre...
by PurpleGurl
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: We urgently need a beta
Replies: 41
Views: 7440

Re: We urgently need a beta

I think we've all heard the vulgar saying about wishing in one hand and defecating in the other, then seeing which one fills faster. So we should put more emphasis in doing. One idea I've had was to go to places where folks are patching Windows components and sharing ReactOS with them. But I only se...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: We urgently need a beta
Replies: 41
Views: 7440

Re: We urgently need a beta

We should try...more of us should code ROS, and maybe we should abandon this thread too.

It can happen, but saying it can't can destroy morale, IMHO. Instead, we should look for those who can speed things up, or become the ones who can.
by PurpleGurl
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why ReactOS is Free ( Libre ) software?
Replies: 15
Views: 14886

Re: Why ReactOS is Free ( Libre ) software?

Liberty-based, perhaps.
by PurpleGurl
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: We urgently need a beta
Replies: 41
Views: 7440

Re: We urgently need a beta

We don't use ANY of the Linux kernel. It is not compatible with our mission. This is an open source version of Windows...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Periodic testing of ReactOS on real hardware.
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Periodic testing of ReactOS on real hardware.

I don't see it as a waste of time....just need those with dev experience doing the tests or at least "riding shotgun" on the testing with a tester who has enough experience to relay useful information. The compatibility problems are in the kernel, and "enabling" it by using a VM and hiding its broke...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: We urgently need a beta
Replies: 41
Views: 7440

Re: We urgently need a beta

Yeah, but even "open" implies a certain amount of freedom. The official definition of open source includes the 8 things I listed above. Reworded: 1. The software is open to being sold or given away, even bundled, so long as you don't require royalty payment or license fees. 2. The source code is ope...
by PurpleGurl
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: We urgently need a beta
Replies: 41
Views: 7440

Re: We urgently need a beta

Well, some might argue that WRK is "open" in that you can study the source, but it is certainly not free by any definition, nor does it fit the official definition of open source. Here is the Open Source Definition: Free Redistribution The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving ...
by PurpleGurl
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to compress a file using 7zip
Replies: 7
Views: 7959

Re: How to compress a file using 7zip

Little evidence of that yet, but very possible due to the pattern. Discuss something offtopic, or even offtopic, maybe without the spam... I did report several of another guy which already had the links filtered out by the server. Even without the links, I knew it was spam, since why would someone p...
by PurpleGurl
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Run anything that we'd like within reasonable laws.

Anyway 5 and 6 were not bad versions at all. Early 5.x versions were unstable, but they fixed that.
by PurpleGurl
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 61 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:
Replies: 185
Views: 93660

Re: 57 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Thanks. I was changing the style as I separated things out, and that was a spot I missed.
by PurpleGurl
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 720

Re: Merry Christmas 2018

Daniel, I agree, and that is mostly how it is in the US. And even when going by Biblical accounts, decorating trees during the winter existed long before Christianity, and the Scripture told the ancient people to not do that. Most educated people know that the person we know as Jesus was not born in...
by PurpleGurl
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 61 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:
Replies: 185
Views: 93660

Re: 57 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Actually, I prefer your list, since my version requires some duplication due to trying to nail things down into categories.
by PurpleGurl
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 61 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:
Replies: 185
Views: 93660

Re: 57 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

I hope nobody minds that I created a loose version of this in paragraph and section format:

https://reactos.org/wiki/Reasons_for_ReactOS

With some polishing, it could be of use to end users who wonder why we want ReactOS.
by PurpleGurl
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 61 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:
Replies: 185
Views: 93660

Re: 57 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Why would we use WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) at all? From what I read in searches, and I could be wrong, that is installed in Linux to add certain Win32 calls to Linux. We are not Linux, and we don't need to provide WSL because Microsoft already has, and Linux users is the audience. WSL is of ...