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by DOSGuy
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:37 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?

It would be nice if there were pictures of the physical rewards somewhere, such as the T-shirt (and what the heck is a "Hackbunny plushie"?). Also, some details about the Single Board Computer would be appreciated. Yes. We're working as mad on it. :) You will see a lot of changes during the next co...
by DOSGuy
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:53 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 commenter was wrong to claim that ROS:CE would only run in a VM, but he/she did have a point about there being no pictures of the rewards. As "soon" gradually becomes "never", it does hurt the campaign's credibility. I haven't donated any money yet because I'm still waiting for those photos, and...
by DOSGuy
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!
Replies: 24
Views: 81041

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

For those worried about the legal department of MS: They know us since 10 years ago. Also they k ow Wine too. Regarding our relationship with MS: We dont have any at all, neither they contacted directly the project at any time. A cake is just a wink to those canes being sent among projects as Firef...
by DOSGuy
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!
Replies: 24
Views: 81041

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

On the other hand, I do think MS is already aware of us at some level. There are undoubtedly people at Microsoft who are aware of ROS. If we send a cake, people who were unaware of ROS will hear about it, and it may change the perception of those who already knew about it. What if one of those peop...
by DOSGuy
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Boost the funding... 0.4 release
Replies: 22
Views: 10349

Re: Boost the funding... 0.4 release

That said, and wile I agree that 2 instead of 1 dev doesn't mean double as fast development, there is no doubt that more devs means faster development, generally speaking. Otherwise, all the talk about having too few resources, and all the pleas for helping in the code by those who can and joboffer...
by DOSGuy
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [Official]Send a cake to Microsoft!!
Replies: 24
Views: 81041

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

This seems like a bad idea to me. We don't want to be on Microsoft's radar. This thing with Microsoft and Mozilla sending each other cakes upon new releases of Firefox and IE is part of a friendly rivalry. Sending a cake to Microsoft is a declaration that ReactOS views itself a contemporary or compe...
by DOSGuy
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Boost the funding... 0.4 release
Replies: 22
Views: 10349

Re: Boost the funding... 0.4 release

I'm just empathizing with the developers and thinking that they must be getting tired of people assuming that difficult things could be quickly achievable if only [insert arbitrary number] developers were to dedicate themselves to the task. I have to imagine that if something as important as explore...
by DOSGuy
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Boost the funding... 0.4 release
Replies: 22
Views: 10349

Re: Boost the funding... 0.4 release

Unfortunately, you can't casually estimate how many developers it would take to get something like this done. For one thing, each developer has different skills and experience with different parts of the code, so it's not the same as the classic "if 5 workers can move 10 crates in an hour, how many ...
by DOSGuy
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Blog: Indiegogo software/hardware vote info
Replies: 14
Views: 10052

Re: Blog: Indiegogo software/hardware vote info

Forget sending a cake to Microsoft. Send a cake to me!
by DOSGuy
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Feature request
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: Feature request

I don't think any operating system has native support for those formats, and it's definitely too much to ask of the ROS developers. ROS aspires to support all Windows software so, like Windows users, ROS users will be able to download a codecs package to add support for any format they need. I use K...
by DOSGuy
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS Community Edition (Indiegogo)
Replies: 34
Views: 14100

Re: ReactOS Community Edition (Indiegogo)

It would be nice if there were pictures of the physical rewards somewhere, such as the T-shirt (and what the heck is a "Hackbunny plushie"?). Also, some details about the Single Board Computer would be appreciated.
by DOSGuy
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Microsoft released MS-DOS and Word source code to public
Replies: 12
Views: 5331

Re: Microsoft released MS-DOS and Word source code to public

I'd love to have a DEC Rainbow 100. Z80 and 8088 in the same box! I could have kept using my CP/M software at the same time as moving to DOS.
by DOSGuy
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Microsoft released MS-DOS and Word source code to public
Replies: 12
Views: 5331

Re: Microsoft released MS-DOS and Word source code to public

According to the blog post, they plan to release DOS 1.1 and 2.0 too. :roll: Actually, what they've released is MS-DOS 1.25 and 2.0. The blog lists "DOS 1.1 and 2.0" because, according to Tim Paterson, PC DOS 1.1 is equivalent to MS-DOS 1.24, so the source code for MS-DOS 1.25 that they're releasin...
by DOSGuy
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Microsoft released MS-DOS and Word source code to public
Replies: 12
Views: 5331

Re: Microsoft released MS-DOS and Word source code to public

The open source license allows you to create derivative works, but you can't distribute them.
by DOSGuy
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Introduce myself
Replies: 14
Views: 7132

Re: Introduce myself

The getbuilds page was in Italian when I visited yesterday. It's apparently pretty easy for the translators to overwrite or override English when they upload their translations since it keeps happening, so they might be reluctant to give even more people the ability to turn off the English version o...