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by DOSGuy
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Have you any persistent bug(s) that irritate you?
Replies: 36
Views: 20604

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

It doesn't have to be a huge improvement over 0.3.16 to deserve to be called 0.4, it only has to be good enough to be reasonably considered 0.4. Many people were of the opinion that 0.3.16 deserved to be called 0.4, based on progress since 0.3.0, overall functionality, completeness, and progress to ...
by DOSGuy
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: virus
Replies: 11
Views: 8743

Re: virus

To summarize, you dramatically reduce your odds of getting a virus by having good habits and exercising appropriate caution, but even the most careful user can still pick up a virus. A careful user will probably have less issues, spend less timing removing malware and reinstalling software, and lose...
by DOSGuy
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Have you any persistent bug(s) that irritate you?
Replies: 36
Views: 20604

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

Don't build up 0.4 too much in your mind. It will be a huge improvement over 0.3.0, but it won't be a huge change from 0.3.16 and the latest daily builds. As with every previous release, it will be incrementally better than the last one. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. 0.4...
by DOSGuy
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: virus
Replies: 11
Views: 8743

Re: virus

Hopefully someday. For ROS to be fully compatible with Windows software, it should be able to do anything that a virus would try to do. Viruses typically try to do low level stuff that normal programs don't want or need to do, so being able to run Windows viruses would be a very great accomplishment...
by DOSGuy
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: EPIC WIN!
Replies: 1260
Views: 1147801

Re: EPIC WIN!

If you don't need a reward, you don't have to wait for an IndieGoGo campaign! https://www.reactos.org/donations
by DOSGuy
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: hello I have a queston about drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 4647

Re: hello I have a queston about drivers

To clarify, it is the goal of the ReactOS developers that ReactOS should support all Windows XP/2003 drivers. Since ROS is currently in alpha stage, compatibility with all, or any specific Windows XP driver, is not guaranteed. As far as drivers shipping with ReactOS, it's not really possible to say ...
by DOSGuy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Cannot use or install
Replies: 9
Views: 6145

Re: Cannot use or install

That could be bad luck: ReactOS doesn't work with a lot of hardware. The vast majority of people run ROS in a virtualization suite (VMWare, VirtualBox, etc), and installing ROS on a real computer is not generally recommended, unless you have a dedicated testing computer that doesn't contain any data...
by DOSGuy
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: [IGG] The ReactOne by Reactor Systems
Replies: 18
Views: 67844

Re: [IGG] The ReactOne by Reactor Systems

I don't understand the point of this. It looks like you want people to give you $2000 to buy a bunch of hardware in an attempt to build a complete computer that can run ReactOS so that you can begin selling a ReactOS-compatible computer. It is often necessary for entrepreneurs to acquire venture cap...
by DOSGuy
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: We need an official C compiler and assembler for ReactOS
Replies: 20
Views: 11962

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

In the early days, operating systems came with compilers so that your computer could actually do something. Until at least the time when BBSes were widespread and every town had a computer store, there was a good chance that the first program you ran on your computer was one that you wrote yourself....
by DOSGuy
Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Question
Replies: 17
Views: 7769

Re: Question

Webunny wrote:
DOSGuy wrote:It's probably safe to bet that it will be released sometime between tomorrow and December 31, 2099.

Quite a bold statement! THAT ambitious, huh?

:shock:
I try not make predictions that will come back to bite me. Underpromise and overdeliver!
by DOSGuy
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Question
Replies: 17
Views: 7769

Re: Question

There was never any timeframe for the delivery of RCE, so it's not possible to say how much longer it will take to release with $25,141 worth of funding than if it had received $50,000. It will be released when it meets the community's requirements, which depends on what software and hardware the co...
by DOSGuy
Sun May 18, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: NTVDM
Replies: 16
Views: 10437

Re: NTVDM

I haven't gotten any games to work yet, but at least it tries now!
by DOSGuy
Mon May 12, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [NEW PERK] Discover the new perk in the IndieGoGo
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Re: [NEW PERK] Discover the new perk in the IndieGoGo

Sweet! I'm still not sure why there should be a limit, but thanks for making more SBCs available.
by DOSGuy
Fri May 09, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: First ReactOS Community Edition perk sold out
Replies: 12
Views: 3126

Re: First ReactOS Community Edition perk sold out

I definitely think 10 was too few for this perk. As mentioned, this perk brought in $6000, or 1/3 of all money donated, and running out may take a toll on the rest of the campaign. It was the perk that I was most likely to pick and, sadly, it ran out on pay day. I may still donate $200 for a hackbun...
by DOSGuy
Fri May 09, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Does ReactOS only run inside a VM?
Replies: 46
Views: 14050

Re: Does ReactOS only run inside a VM?

Windows 7, for instance, didn't "support" my Sound Blaster Live! because Creative Labs didn't write a Windows 7 driver for it. That's not Microsoft's fault The audio stack was completely re-written making hardware acceleration impossible and thus no drivers to be written for, except AC'97 :twisted:...