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by Floyd
Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Marketing :)
Replies: 23
Views: 11388

Re: History History

CP/M was based on UNIX. Ie dos leads to UNIX if you go back far enough. Yes, that's what I was thinking when I said that. I remember reading back on the histories of DOS and linux and unix often referred to. This really isn't surprising considering the history of computing in general. Windows NT co...
by Floyd
Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Marketing :)
Replies: 23
Views: 11388

Linux is supposed to be a free, opensource Unix derivative and Linux wasn't made to be a GUI system (it has FreeX86 with window managers on top of that). Whether a OS is a state-of-art OS is not made up by the fact if the GUI is ruining in user or in kmode. It's a matter of what the OS has under th...
by Floyd
Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Viruses && Malware ?
Replies: 41
Views: 18692

package or link tiny personal firewall with ReactOS.
it used to be free for personal use (don't know if it still is).
(doesn't appear to be)

here are some other free firewalls:
http://www.iopus.com/guides/free-firewall.htm
by Floyd
Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Marketing :)
Replies: 23
Views: 11388

Re: Marketing :)

You either have to compare Linux with Windows or Unix with Dos . I don't agree with that. Linux is supposed to be a free, opensource Unix derivative and Linux wasn't made to be a GUI system (it has FreeX86 with window managers on top of that). I think putting unix and linux side-by-side is valid (c...
by Floyd
Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Wild idea: A ReactOS GAME
Replies: 95
Views: 56849

well, i'm a beginner coder (like, just past cout << "hello world";), and make maps for war2, war3, quake2, and quake3. maybe something with the stratagus or crystal space engine? or maybe even the cube engine?
by Floyd
Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: Design
Topic: ReactOS icon set
Replies: 190
Views: 125167

I don't think that looks butt ugly... http://devnet.dnsalias.net/guidesign/modified_explorer.jpg That makes it lot easier to comprehend. Of course, in that case, the folder need some borders or contrast differences reworked on it, but still, already in this look, it is more "readable". I also made ...
by Floyd
Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 77933

*buzz* I'm sorry, but that answer is incorrect. ;) The only system-integral part of ReactOS that is written in C++ is Explorer, and the rest is all ANSI C. Also, Visual Studio refuses to open most of the relevant source files, since it can't find any dependancies. will i said vsc++ simply because t...
by Floyd
Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 77933

crappish wrote: ]So, any willing UI coders, that could consider "working for me", around? If so, step forward, please
well, if all you need is the actual window designs, and layouts, etc and you could use visual c++ code, i'd do it in visual studio (my programming skills are limited to php and javascript).
by Floyd
Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: target demographics
Replies: 20
Views: 10569

if you want to do that, you can kill the explorer.exe process and just create and run scripts from cmd.exe (you can even use cmd.exe as your shell). i don't see reactos as a gaming os. i see reactos as a replacement for windows. and my particular field of interest is networking (clients and server)....
by Floyd
Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 77933

First of all not meaning to bash you but all of the stuff you are talking as UI design seems to be merely GUI. UI design includes lots of other things even though GUI is one of the most important parts of it. It is important to understand and to keep these two separated as mere GUI design would sti...
by Floyd
Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: target demographics
Replies: 20
Views: 10569

.... Meanwhile I'm quite prepared to wade through developers notes, chagelogs, etc, to get the thing to work on my system, just as I do with linux. Open source = free as in free speech, not free beer., et al. good for you. i, however, don't see anything wrong with expecting a GUI for a GUI-heavy ba...
by Floyd
Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Importance of UI
Replies: 99
Views: 77933

well, getting agreement on the best UI is impossible. i would suggest the core team of devs (if there is such a thing) put forth ui rules/guidelines like other os developers do.
by Floyd
Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: A Scalable Vector Logo for ReactOS
Replies: 50
Views: 43677

i think this would be a great resource site: http://toastytech.com/guis/ in terms of sheer ease of use and practicality, i believe the following interfaces to be good models: BeOS was quite easy to use and QNX looks similar a lot of people like MacOS but i found it restrictive WinXP's explorer seems...
by Floyd
Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: target demographics
Replies: 20
Views: 10569

Linux is really pretty simple if the distribution follows the File Heirarchy Standards. Its really quite simple - as simple as Unix was meant to be - in its current incantation. If you've mastered DOS then commandline in Unix and Linux is so simple to learn. Its only when you get caught up in the a...
by Floyd
Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: target demographics
Replies: 20
Views: 10569

rastilin wrote:I disagree, it works excellently as a desktop OS in it's current state.I would also say that the main barrier to the adoption of Linux as the dominating system is the belief that it is hard to learn and use.
it IS hard to use.