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by PurpleGurl
Tue May 17, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Disk Read Failed In LBA mode
Replies: 5
Views: 5872

Re: Disk Read Failed In LBA mode

Lets keep in mind that Window requires a SATA driver before it will install on a SATA drive. I've had to wrestle thorough the "Press F6 to install additional storage drivers" thing before. I wonder if installing the drivers alongside Reactos would help, since that is what Windows often requires for ...
by PurpleGurl
Tue May 17, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Things we can do better than Windows
Replies: 25
Views: 8973

Re: Things we can do better than Windows

You're either not understanding me or not reading what I wrote. I said support basically constitutes "we know it works up to this many cores and we make no guarantees about anything higher." Nowhere did I mention any kind of lockout of cores. I understood you well and I moved on to a different aspe...
by PurpleGurl
Mon May 16, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Microsoft .NET Framework
Replies: 23
Views: 34740

Re: Microsoft .NET Framework

I downloaded the Microsoft .NET Framework for 32-bit computers to my Fedora drive from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=333325fd-ae52-4e35-b531-508d977d32a6&displaylang=en I then copied it into the ReactOS drive but it still needs to connect to the internet in order to...
by PurpleGurl
Mon May 16, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Is it usefull for USB developing? Yes!
Replies: 7
Views: 4202

Re: Is it usefull for USB developing? Yes!

http://www.usb.org/developers/docs/ usb specs and there free I checked it out before. Unless you found something in their documents that I missed, it has more information for USB device manufacturers and motherboard manufacturers than for us. Intel and AMD probably give more information we can use ...
by PurpleGurl
Mon May 16, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Things we can do better than Windows
Replies: 25
Views: 8973

Re: Things we can do better than Windows

I am not aware of any additional mechanism to allow addressing of memory beyond 4GB besides PAE. If you honestly need more RAM, get a 64bit processor and a 64bit OS. For ROS, I'd much rather we spend effort completing the 64bit port than try to work around an architectural limitation that is rooted...
by PurpleGurl
Mon May 16, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Things we can do better than Windows
Replies: 25
Views: 8973

Re: Things we can do better than Windows

1. The limiting that MS did was because of drivers. Enabling PAE, which is the mechanism for allowing access to more than 4GB of RAM, resulted in drivers written for 32bit Windows by third parties to start breaking. I personally have no objection to what MS did here, as it was not until the Vista e...
by PurpleGurl
Mon May 16, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Things we can do better than Windows
Replies: 25
Views: 8973

Re: Things we can do better than Windows

Since ReactOS is going for full compatibility number 1 would break so many applications, especially ones that talk to each other. Virtualizing the address space is what 64 bit versions of windows do, but again 32bit programs are limited due to compatibility. Blame it on Windows 3.1 True, however, f...
by PurpleGurl
Sun May 15, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Things we can do better than Windows
Replies: 25
Views: 8973

Things we can do better than Windows

I am sure there are many things we can do that is better than how Windows does things, and without breaking compatibility. Here are some that come to mind, others may have more. 1. Memory access. Theoretically, it is possible to address 64 GBs in both 32-bit and 64-bit mode, since the processors use...
by PurpleGurl
Sat May 14, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Current RAM requirement
Replies: 52
Views: 16637

Re:

The upper limit is more than 4G . As I remember, there was some PAE code in ROS kernel, but it is now rotten, probably. So the processors use 36-bit addressing, the 4 gb limit is imposed by Microsoft, and that the true limit is 64 gb? Goodness! Just learned a few new things. Thank you! And then Mic...
by PurpleGurl
Sat May 14, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 0.3.12 is out.
Replies: 14
Views: 58299

Re: 0.3.12 is out.

Haos wrote:
Linux is popular
This is a general assumption, as it is - incorrect.
Really? Many people use it, and in many different flavors. Not as many as there are Windows users, but still a significant share of computer users worldwide.
by PurpleGurl
Sat May 14, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: COM+
Replies: 6
Views: 2764

Re: COM+

Sounds real nice. I need Com+ and MS gone putt it 6feat under... I think com+ is a real good thing. If I will made drivers in XP then I have to do it in MS developing stuff. Ho is this gone work in ReactOS is it same principe here a clone of XP or will it be a "open" whay to do it. Reactos basicall...
by PurpleGurl
Fri May 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Movies online
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

Re: Movies online

I think current flash version refuses to install. Before that i was able to view movies on youtube (and other tubes) alas the sound was very choppy. What about a browser that uses its own plugins like Chrome? Chrome is about the most robust browser I've seen yet. (Well, outside the less functional ...
by PurpleGurl
Fri May 13, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Current RAM requirement
Replies: 52
Views: 16637

Re: Current RAM requirement

Mna. talks about this bug , not 32-bit limitations. So it is sort of a "wrap-around" bug. Yuck. I think even Windows has problems up there too under certain circumstances. I know with Windows 98, for instance, there are at least 2 high memory bugs. The first affects machines with more than 512MB, a...
by PurpleGurl
Fri May 13, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 0.3.12 is out.
Replies: 14
Views: 58299

Re: 0.3.12 is out.

Hi All, I'm not a developer but I download and try operating systems quite often. Looking forward to trying this out. IIf anyone knows - what are they working on in the 'Google Summer of Code" for ReactOS? Just wondering what MS is going to do when you get a stable release? Ive tried a lot of popul...
by PurpleGurl
Fri May 13, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Current RAM requirement
Replies: 52
Views: 16637

Re: Current RAM requirement

I evidence that ROS is not able to run on 32 Mb on RAM. It stumbles with problems while loading winlogon.exe Secondly, I would like to say, ROS has other, upper limit on RAM requirements: it shouldn't be greater than ~3600-3700 Mb That sounds about right. The upper limit is imposed by the 32bit add...