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by MadRat
Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Vista...
Replies: 25
Views: 9811

Fast Stone Image Viewer already does what you want. Why not just add that software to your existing Windows PC?

The problem with MS is that they steal the ideas of everyone else. They've not a single invention in Vista that hasn't already been done.
by MadRat
Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The 10 ROS Commandments ;-)
Replies: 8
Views: 11594

You really broke the audit-wait monotony with that one.
by MadRat
Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: A lurker's two cents
Replies: 6
Views: 3664

I think you are confusing the patents issues with the copyright issues. Microsoft designed a structure that is not copyrightable, but some of it is patentable. The code that is claimed to be dirty was reverse compiled and then inserted into the project, which essentially would be murky as far as leg...
by MadRat
Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS code audit ...
Replies: 23
Views: 10943

Wrong.
by MadRat
Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: idea for the REACTos people
Replies: 4
Views: 2522

ged always brings reasoning back to the threads. :)

If ROS really wanted to skip light years ahead they'd ask HP for release of the NT source code to their project, being MS sold them the rights to maintain it.
by MadRat
Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Does development continue?
Replies: 30
Views: 13462

For those not involved in the cleanup process nothing precludes you from furthering your progress.
by MadRat
Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS containing Windows code?
Replies: 54
Views: 29497

If you take a binary and create an equivalent chunk of code in c - then compile back into a binary - then it would seem that it should be quite a bit slower than one done natively in binary. The fact that so few people understand coding at the machine level is what will make this task of "cleaning u...
by MadRat
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Russian FAQ
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

Does it have anything to do with ROS?

Beware! Narod.ru is connected with numerous password stealing trojans.
by MadRat
Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS containing Windows code?
Replies: 54
Views: 29497

Be patient. The best rewards come to the ones that dot the "i's" and cross the "t's". It just takes a little more time to do it the correct way. Some of you will probably see ways to improve the code once you disassemble the code. That would only be another benefit in the long term.
by MadRat
Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Windows Vista Begins To Get Real - see the preview
Replies: 11
Views: 11116

Hmmm, ROS running Open Office or KDE Office. Tough choice. For that matter it could just as well be an old copy of MS Office 97 around. :)
by MadRat
Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: MS patent on FAT a problem for ros?
Replies: 91
Views: 45646

How do they copyright a file system? Did you mean it is protected by patents?
by MadRat
Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: WMF bug intentional?
Replies: 2
Views: 5694

WMF bug intentional?

http://www.grc.com/x/news.exe?cmd=article&group=grc.news.feedback&item=60006 Excerpt: "It was put in there as a safety interlock to prevent the mis- firing of this backdoor in the event that some whacky metafile would actually HAVE a needless (because it's not a printer device context) Escape/SetAb...
by MadRat
Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Explorer Replacement
Replies: 76
Views: 59872

Does anyone know how to build an interactive slideshow layout in Power Point? That would be the best way to display the GUI elements in a more hands on approach. The developers could readily see your point of view then, too.
by MadRat
Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 24
Views: 12110

Because system level access is not necessarily defined by your firewall. You could be sending mislabelled packets through your firewall - like alot of spyware does - and your zone alarm will not even know it happened. Did you not pay attention to what a rootkit can do? What he is trying to say to yo...
by MadRat
Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: I'm Impressed (Two Questions)
Replies: 12
Views: 5212

The speed will increase when they optimize the code and remove the debugging code. Apparently its the debugging stuff that has the biggest impact. But don't take my word for it.