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by Floyd
Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Plans for Windows 3.1 16-bit subsystem?
Replies: 33
Views: 26180

And your Win16 proposal is different than Sameguy's Win3.x subsystem proposal; so you are equally off topic. The point is that Win3.x compatibility is not necessary for ReactOS. How is my showing support for a win16 subsystem in a thread asking about a win3.1/win16 subsystem off topic? You were sta...
by Floyd
Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Plans for Windows 3.1 16-bit subsystem?
Replies: 33
Views: 26180

You people that want Win3.x compatibility should go look after the Calmira II community. Its a way of extending life out of Win3.x for you people that like 16-bit programs. I personally see little gain in back tracking to 16-bit when 64-bit is more immediately important. This thread wasn't about pu...
by Floyd
Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Is ROS going towards OSS file system rather than NTFS?
Replies: 61
Views: 36883

NTFS Read Write in Linux is still in devel, after years of development, it is still a dangerous function, while Apple HFS+ has been implemented very fast. I think that has a source: NTFS is hard to implement. File Permissions are per-FS-base. You dont have to use the same permissions on all disks j...
by Floyd
Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Is ROS going towards OSS file system rather than NTFS?
Replies: 61
Views: 36883

NTFS is best This is worse than a lie. From outside, all NTFS partitions look like, they would be the same, but its not true. NTFS is a crap. I tried to hack very low level and saw a lot of mess, major changes between NTFS subsystems. I heard about problems using NTFS partitions created with anothe...
by Floyd
Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: New Subsystem Ideas
Replies: 92
Views: 50093

well, obviously win32 and win64 are essential but: 1. Win16/DOS - installers often use 16 bit code. MS themselves are having to work around this issue because they're dropping Win16 from Longhorn (but that won't stop 10 years of legacy programs floating out there). 2. POSIX 1.3/OS/2 (2.0??) - NT4 su...
by Floyd
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: why not make win9X clone?
Replies: 54
Views: 33530

Viri is correct. 2nd declension nouns end in: -us -i -o -um -o -i -orum -is -os -is virus is a second declension noun, so vir-us; ergo, vir-i (virus is latin for poison). HOWEVER, since vir was a commonly used for man; virus as a noun was often considered an irregular noun and only used in the singu...
by Floyd
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: New reactos start button text
Replies: 11
Views: 7464

I vote have a small bitmap for the start/react button. that way a user can change it to whatever they like.
by Floyd
Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: NT5.x Driver model
Replies: 3
Views: 4494

NT4 vs NT5/6 drivers

well, i have successfully used XP drivers on many devices in 2000. Both 2000 and XP use WDM (Windows Driver Model) drivers for devices. Whereas NT4 used normal device drivers. Not being a driver programmer, however, I can't tell you the difference. Tho NT5/2000 and XP can still use NT4 drivers (tho ...
by Floyd
Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Defrag
Replies: 10
Views: 8692

Re: Defrag

I was wondering if anyone had started working on ReactOS defrag... if not Im going to start experimenting from this... http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/info/defrag.shtml was wondering if these functions have been implemented in ROS FSCTL_GET_VOLUME_BITMAP FSCTL_GET_RETRIEVAL_POINTERS FSCTL_MOVE_FI...
by Floyd
Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: blue screens
Replies: 47
Views: 28489

But that aside, I do think the words DON'T PANIC should be displayed in large, friendly letters. Read "The hichhikers guide to the galaxy" to much? I don't know if you can read tHHGttG too much. But i have read all the books, several times, watched the BBC mini-series several times and have the BBC...
by Floyd
Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: blue screens
Replies: 47
Views: 28489

I have never been a big fan of the NT stop screen. it got a little bit better when it used BOOTVID.DLL for scrolling, but still it's way to bad designed. no word-wrapping, and no nice layout. I'm willing to work on a Windows 9X blue screen, because I like the SHELL Messagebox much better. however I...
by Floyd
Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: why not make win9X clone?
Replies: 54
Views: 33530

9x, while better than anything before it, when compared to the NT kernel, SUCKS ... - poor stability - poor memory model - sacrificed stability for increased compatibility - allowed programs to directly access hardware (and thus programs could easily crash the whole system) - poor multitasking abili...
by Floyd
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [long-term] ReactOS explorer file identification
Replies: 58
Views: 34577

my 2 cents

I personally hate linux not using file extensions. The OS may not need them but I find that it makes it easier for me to find stuff (I often use explorer, KDE Kommander or whatever). nothing I hate more on linux than messing with a new program and trying to figure which file is the executable. exten...
by Floyd
Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Missing Features
Replies: 60
Views: 31133

- TCP/IP
- speed optimizations
- real hardware drivers
by Floyd
Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: blue screens
Replies: 47
Views: 28489

An auto flush log would be nice, but tedious to contstantly review for 1-2 errors.. I dont see why both couldn't be included, the lamens terms first "Oh no I died because of a bad driver (memory output address, and debugging info etc)" You can get a flush of memory in windows and you can disable it...