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by Aeneas
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Support for older computers
Replies: 18
Views: 12487

Re: Support for older computers

Define "older". Once ReactOS reaches 1.0, what you are using right now will be "older". "Old" hardware is a moving target. There is a limit somewhere. The thing is: you can write crappy code with little functionality and consume an arbitrarily large amount of memory. Bu...
by Aeneas
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: HybridCD and USB booting
Replies: 9
Views: 10032

Re: HybridCD and USB booting

Sometimes there is some form of "hardwired emulation". For instance, often USB-floppy-drives are being shown to the OS as being "hardwired", if the OS boots from them - that, at least, is how one of my machines handles DOS floppies over USB just fine. But then the feature is mach...
by Aeneas
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Blog: Decorating the shell tree
Replies: 10
Views: 12777

Re: Blog: Decorating the shell tree

erkinalp, the European Software Directive explicitly allows fumbling around with Windows components, see Article 5 para 3: "3. The person having a right to use a copy of a computer program shall be entitled, without the authorisation of the right holder, to observe, study or test the functionin...
by Aeneas
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Call for JIRA sherpas
Replies: 9
Views: 7603

Re: Call for JIRA sherpas

As a matter of fact, I had a similar idea a while ago. I took inspiration from the way Windows and Linux report errors. It's basically a simple "do you want to send an error report?". Now - I am not a developer, but I ask this: Is it not possible to create some smallish app that generates ...
by Aeneas
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: distrowatch
Replies: 18
Views: 44257

Re: distrowatch

I'm keeping track of this distrowatch thingy already for a few years, and I can tell you: for many years ReactOS was absolutely invisible . It could be "found" if you were to search under "other OS". We can be "happy to have such problems". As to the packages - yes, the...
by Aeneas
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Linus Torvalds he gave his opinion on assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 44114

Re: Linus Torvalds he gave his opinion on assembly

Language discussions are fun, no matter what the OP intended, so I'll chime in. I actually think one should learn Scheme (rather than Common Lisp, by the way; and you might as well skip the current continuation esoterics in Scheme) and Prolog (knowledge about lists and elementary arithmetic may as w...
by Aeneas
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: OS-related humor
Replies: 43
Views: 185386

Re: OS-related humor

I really like: "Who is General Failure and why is he reading my disk?"
by Aeneas
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Publicity on Websites
Replies: 2
Views: 2851

Publicity on Websites

Hi everybody! There are some websites which talk about OSes. It might be a good thing to keep current on them. E.g. this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_operating_systems - I took the liberty to add your 0.3.16 to the timeline, hope this is fine with you. (Generally, one hears a lot of...
by Aeneas
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Does the ReactOS project get any money from OSDisc.com?
Replies: 18
Views: 12487

Re: Does the ReactOS project get any money from OSDisc.com?

To my best knowledge, at least in the EU, since C-558/08 (Portakabin/Primakabin case), it is clear that you cannot prevent someone to use your signs and logos if it is done for purely informational purpose. The argument of the court was that otherwise, you would simply slaughter the second-hand busi...
by Aeneas
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.3.17 Released
Replies: 32
Views: 24296

Re: 0.3.17 Released

You are #6 on Distrowatch.com for the last seven days. ;) Not bad!

You are already a lot more visible than many other projects.
by Aeneas
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.3.17 Released
Replies: 32
Views: 24296

Re: 0.3.17 Released

Congratulations on the release! It is nice of you that despite having to work on all those new things like the Explorer, you ARE "thinking of your audience". As everyone else, I am also thirsty for the 0.4.0 (will that be the Beta stage?)...
by Aeneas
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Prevent fork bomb
Replies: 19
Views: 11163

Re: Prevent fork bomb

(BTW: Maybe I was not clear above - Linux' limits.conf-file and BSD's mechanism (loader.conf in FreeBSD?) DO "defend against fork bombs" as a side effect. ;) - I believe in Mac OS X it is even enabled by default. If you set a process count limit and then "fork bomb", at some poin...
by Aeneas
Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Prevent fork bomb
Replies: 19
Views: 11163

Re: Prevent fork bomb

+1 for DOS, too! It is actually an extremely cool OS. ;) Hey, it gets even more fine-grained, if you like... If I recall correctly, RSX-11(M at least) allows you to specify WHERE in memory your task shall run. Like, the memory area. It is just that an average Windows user is faaar from such finicky ...
by Aeneas
Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Clean up your front page.
Replies: 10
Views: 7019

Re: Clean up your front page.

Just to put it back onto the topic: I was not asking for anything in particular beyond simply - remover the newsletter 99 from the front page. ;) I am not saying, "why are there no new newsletters", "whose fault is it", "what will be done in the future". I'm just saying...
by Aeneas
Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Prevent fork bomb
Replies: 19
Views: 11163

Re: Prevent fork bomb

I do not know how you handle this in Windows, but in Linux there is /etc/security/limits.conf, and BSD knows similar mechanisms. So yes, it CAN be done. Then again: Z98 is completely right about interference with the system. I actually once had reached a terribly crashy state of my machine due to se...