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by DOSGuy
Thu May 08, 2014 4:31 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?

Exactly. No one expects ROS developers to write drivers. The goal isn't for ROS to ship with drivers, but to support enough hardware that you can get through the first boot, and to support drivers for the rest of your hardware, if drivers for Windows 2003 exist. Windows 7, for instance, didn't "supp...
by DOSGuy
Wed May 07, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: biuld 63182 + Adobe Flash 11.7 + Firefox 28.0 = Watch movies
Replies: 6
Views: 3052

Re: biuld 63182 + Adobe Flash 11.7 + Firefox 28.0 = Watch mo

Just today I tested ReactOS build 63182 + firefox 28.0 and Adobe Flash 11.7. I visited vudu.com and loaded a movie I own. I got 3-4 seconds of Iron Man 3. Now some might not think that huge, but I have been testing ReactOS builds several times monthly for a long time and at least daily since the Re...
by DOSGuy
Wed May 07, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: biuld 63182 + Adobe Flash 11.7 + Firefox 28.0 = Watch movies
Replies: 6
Views: 3052

Re: biuld 63182 + Adobe Flash 11.7 + Firefox 28.0 = Watch mo

I expect your wife wouldn't be too pleased about $3000 either! Instead of using the $10k option, why not buy a bunch of Push Your App votes? It should take a lot less than $10k to win the vote.
by DOSGuy
Tue May 06, 2014 10:02 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?

I suspect that most did, but most operating systems weren't available to the public at v0.4. It looks like 86-DOS 0.42 worked on both computers sold by SCP and IBM, and debuted the FAT12 file allocation system. I can't find anything on Windows 0.4 or CPM-86 0.4. In those days you only had to support...
by DOSGuy
Tue May 06, 2014 5:31 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?

AmigaOS is for Motorola 68000 CPUs, so of course it doesn't run on x86 processors. The original GEOS was for 8-bit Commodore 64s, so of course it doesn't run on x86 processors. (The 16-bit version of GEOS is not an operating system, but it should run on any PC that has a copy of DOS.) All I could fi...
by DOSGuy
Mon May 05, 2014 10:44 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?

Yes and no. I still think one can reasonably assume even non-IT'ers are aware that a 0.4 version is not ready for prime time. It's not even halfway there, in fact - following the numbering. So even people that are not regulars and don't know ROS should have an inkling of an idea that since it's not...
by DOSGuy
Mon May 05, 2014 6:40 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?

I agree with chrisv5 that ROS works best in a VM. There have been people using ROS on real hardware for years, but there is no guarantee that ROS will work on any particular computer or set of hardware components. The IGG campaign doesn't promise that ROS:CE will work on every computer. It only expl...
by DOSGuy
Sat May 03, 2014 5:02 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?

That said...it's version 0.4; that alone should give an indication how far in development terms it is: I know of no examples where a version with 0.x is deemed anything but alpha or beta. The main release normally being 1.0. That's usually the case, but I can think of some examples. MAME is at 0.15...
by DOSGuy
Sat May 03, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!
Replies: 24
Views: 81041

Re: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!

But MS can't stop sending Updates to Microsoft Office if I have a legal Office bought since such support is included in the product price, even if i run that piece of software in ReactOS. I'm not talking about updates; I'm talking about allowing the application to run at all. Apple gets away with a...
by DOSGuy
Fri May 02, 2014 4:15 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?

The main Indiegogo page doesn't contain the word "alpha". It promotes the fact that ReactOS: Community Edition will support the specific hardware and software that get the most votes, but contains no caveats about the OS not being suitable for a production environment or for everyday use. Do a searc...
by DOSGuy
Thu May 01, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!
Replies: 24
Views: 81041

Re: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!

That's called an example. It demonstrates that Microsoft is willing and able to make code changes to prevent their products and/or services from working under Wine. They could do the same thing with, for instance, Microsoft Office. Or Skype. Or some other Microsoft product or service that would be m...
by DOSGuy
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:14 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?

No decision on the SBC. That one depends heavily on resources. The default choice is a VIA based board. The alternative if we get enough funding to pay for the development time is an AMD board. Do you know what the price range is expected to be? The Minnowboard Max looks like a capable board, for e...
by DOSGuy
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:39 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?

I'm not as concerned about the USB flash drive since the minimum donation is only $100 and you also get a T-shirt at that level. Double your donation and you get a plushie! I've seriously been wondering what was so special about the plushie. Maybe it's huge? :)
by DOSGuy
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:47 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?

I'm not likely to donate $600 without knowing what single board computer I would get, but I recall reading that a decision hasn't been made yet, and may not be made until after the campaign ends. Perhaps things have evolved since then. Has any decision been made? Is the "hackbunny plushie" a plushie...
by DOSGuy
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:38 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?

Any information would be appreciated.