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by PurpleGurl
Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS and fragmentation
Replies: 34
Views: 11333

Re: ReactOS and fragmentation

Edit: http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8814 Our definition of double/triple posting includes posting of multiple different messages one after the other. And what is wrong with 3 or more helpful posts if they are sincere and not spam? And so I am supposed to reply to separate aspects...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS and fragmentation
Replies: 34
Views: 11333

Re: ReactOS and fragmentation

Z98 wrote:Ahem. Do not double/triple post.
Huh? I replied to 2 different posts, and added other stuff I forgot to include in a previous post. Those are 3 completely different posts with different points, not duplicates.
by PurpleGurl
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: System Restore
Replies: 10
Views: 3571

Re: System Restore

This presumes the virus or whatever hasn't already hosed those snapshots. True. That happens enough with System Restore. But you are never to tamper with the hidden SR files. Really, all you can do in that case is disinfect, then disable and restart System Restore to delete any backed up infected f...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: System Restore
Replies: 10
Views: 3571

System Restore

Do we have plans for System Restore functionality? I hope if we do that we can make it more efficient and avoid the MS mistakes. For instance, Windows requires that you have SR enabled on drive C for *any* other volume to be protected. Also, what I hate about SR is that it always enables it for new ...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS and fragmentation
Replies: 34
Views: 11333

Re: ReactOS and fragmentation

... Or you can auto-defrag every weed :) I think you mean every week. (Though if you were on weed, you wouldn't care if it was fragmented. :lol: ) It is true you can use software to do it weekly. But why not build it into the OS as an idle task? And if the OS knows it fragrmented a particular file ...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS and fragmentation
Replies: 34
Views: 11333

Re: ReactOS and fragmentation

Write cache for registry is a potential disaster, as you duly noted. Decreasing the number of writes is just decreasing the chance of bad thing (tm) to happen, but wont prevent it. Hive corruption is at the present moment one of the few ways to brick the windows install beyond repair, should be the...
by PurpleGurl
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS and fragmentation
Replies: 34
Views: 11333

Re: ReactOS and fragmentation

Oh, and it seems like a lot of fragmentation under XP is caused by System Restore and any web browsers. A thought on registry fragmentation is why not initialize the hives to their maximum projected size and never allow any operation to truncate that size? So if you set the registry to like 50 MB an...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS and fragmentation
Replies: 34
Views: 11333

Re: ReactOS and fragmentation

Also, if you don't want the file system to fragment, then part of that responsibility is on the OS. The less the OS relies on temporary files, the less it moves files around, the less fragmentation there will be. The OS can help by providing an easy way to disable ALL logging behavior for those who ...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS and fragmentation
Replies: 34
Views: 11333

Re: ReactOS and fragmentation

OK, now plz explain me what a Swap has to do with file system fragmentation. It depends on the type of swap file you have. If you have a permanent swap file and it is contiguous, then it has nothing at all to do with fragmentation. Just defragment that file one time and be done with it. Temporary a...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS and fragmentation
Replies: 34
Views: 11333

Re: ReactOS and fragmentation

I am wondering how ReactOS is going to deal with fragmentation in the future, is it going to follow windows design method or are you going to add a swap partition similar to unixies http://www.astahost.com/info.php/Reduce-Disk-Fragmentation_t2693.html Why not just do it the Windows way? If you want...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: USB Support?
Replies: 4
Views: 3006

Re: USB Support?

Seemingly only partial support for basic devices in legacy mode. For me, having it enabled on real hardware crashes the machine, and legacy mode malfunctions (erratic mouse, for instance). I remember I couldn't use Reactos at all for a couple of years when it came up with erratic mouse function befo...
by PurpleGurl
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LiveCD to HDD?
Replies: 5
Views: 7740

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. Then I have to use the keyboard or panel switches to shut it down. So even the legacy USB code is buggy, and the USB 2.x stuff will crash.
by PurpleGurl
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Hyper-V success (limited)
Replies: 7
Views: 15327

Re: Hyper-V success (limited)

One of the mouse issues is that Reactos defaults to the slowest mouse movement. I noticed in LiveCD that it was set to slowest, but I couldn't change it. I figured maybe it needed to write to the registry and couldn't do so since it was on unwritable medium.
by PurpleGurl
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Why ROS will not work on NTFS/ZFS/Reiser4/whatever right now
Replies: 55
Views: 201406

Re: Why ROS will not work on NTFS/ZFS/Reiser4/whatever right

Speaking of legal constraints, it is more complicated than most think. Actually, NTFS may have less patent encumbrances than FAT32. It seems Microsoft is now enforcing patent issues with FAT32, particularly the LFN part. They don't seem to be going after NTFS users. We might end up needing EXT3 or R...
by PurpleGurl
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Just a simplification idea
Replies: 4
Views: 3491

Re: Just a simplification idea

I think the comment about copying Explorer was limited to the end users who wanted to do so, who presumably already own a copy of Windows. If Reactos did it, or an end user who doesn't own any legal copies of Windows, then I can see that as obviously illegal. What the end user does on their own mach...