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by Aeneas
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: OS-related humor
Replies: 39
Views: 182422

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: 2836

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: 12308

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: 23745

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: 23745

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: 10903

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 point simply no new proc...
by Aeneas
Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Prevent fork bomb
Replies: 19
Views: 10903

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: 6911

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, there is THIS old newsletter...
by Aeneas
Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Prevent fork bomb
Replies: 19
Views: 10903

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...
by Aeneas
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Clean up your front page.
Replies: 10
Views: 6911

Clean up your front page.

Newsletter 99, while it was informative, is over a year old. I propose not displaying it any longer, because it just looks like "that project died, it stopped even its newsletter" for the casual observer.
by Aeneas
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Concurrent spam
Replies: 30
Views: 24332

Re: Concurrent spam

+ 1 for captchas. And they need not even be graphical. I've seen things like "the month before February" or "2 + three" etc. Spam will never be entirely avoidable, though. You can only slim down its occurrence, so you do not get "spam-ridden", but "zero spam" is not a very realistic target. I must c...
by Aeneas
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Have you any persistent bug(s) that irritate you?
Replies: 36
Views: 20435

Re: Have you any persistent bug(s) that irritate you?

Well, from memory:

When ReactOS starts, it asks you to install some drivers. But if you say "yes", it has no idea, apparently, how to do that. - That's OK, but then it shouldn't ask in the first place.
by Aeneas
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Encrypt/decrypt files to fly
Replies: 11
Views: 5095

Re: Encrypt/decrypt files to fly

Quite frankly: As suggest to leave to userspace as much as possible. Otherwise, the complexity of ReactOS will rise exponentially. - I am all for including free tools on the CDs for the comfort of the user, or to automate downloads etc.; but all those "it might be a good idea"-things are better left...
by Aeneas
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: We need an official C compiler and assembler for ReactOS
Replies: 20
Views: 11737

Re: We need an official C compiler and assembler for ReactOS

C'mon people, be serious. With all that idle workforce sitting around, I really believe we should create not only a C-Compiler, but also a little vectorizing supercomputer from scratch. It can't be that hard, after all. And if a few thousand people create GCC over the course of some 30 years, would ...
by Aeneas
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: China and Korean Government are shifting away from Windows
Replies: 17
Views: 13066

Re: China and Korean Government are shifting away from Windo

"Which" Korea? - There was a certain Korea with some "Red Star Linux"... And China has "Red Flag Linux"... :D But yeah, I do give a chance for ReactOS in these countries. In reality, Windows XP is pretty much all you actually "need", if you can afford only very modest hardware. ReactOS is perfect fo...