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by Konata
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: When will there be an "Official Release" of ReactOS?
Replies: 6
Views: 5395

Re: When will there be an "Official Release" of ReactOS?

Mixing and matching components of Microsoft Windows isn't against the rules as long as you're talking about a product that has been officially licensed to you and you're not suggesting or sharing any methods of receiving any software under illegal circumstances. Even the ReactOS developers do that i...
by Konata
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Windows is poor when performing disc i/o - ReactOS too?
Replies: 21
Views: 12939

Re: Windows is poor when performing disc i/o - ReactOS too?

I've also always felt that the overall performance suffers a lot during heavy IO on Windows. Why that is, I don't know. Haven't noticed the same on Linux. I don't know the technical details, but I'm pretty sure Windows organizes I/O so it works better with the rest of the system. It's just observat...
by Konata
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Benefits of GitHub?
Replies: 20
Views: 11128

Re: Benefits of GitHub?

Just be careful of github trolls, there's been a group of extremists going around spamming/harassing various projects to adopted their own terms that basically say you're not allowed to say anything "offensive" anywhere online or else you get purged from the project. I know the ReactOS team is too s...
by Konata
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Benefits of GitHub?
Replies: 20
Views: 11128

Re: Benefits of GitHub?

I for one could never navigate that JIRA thing for the life of me, GitHub's UI is really simple and coherent, so that's one thing I'm particularly happy about.
by Konata
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Community Changelog: 0.4.7 (Work-in-progress)
Replies: 24
Views: 19610

Re: Community Changelog: 0.4.7 (Work-in-progress)

So many fixes! Every one of these threads is so exciting.
by Konata
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Aero glass !
Replies: 8
Views: 5235

Re: Aero glass !

Not even semi-transparent window border. Why ? :cry: To be fair, we don't even have some XP-era programs rendering correctly. I'd imagine complicating the rendering any further at this stage would only complicate that. But, I mean, if you ever feel like writing your own DWM implementation or someth...
by Konata
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Windows 10 turns into a modular Platform
Replies: 12
Views: 7759

Re: Windows 10 turns into a modular Platform

I'm a bit confused, wasn't NT already pretty modular, especially after the MinWin restructuring? The WinAPI is just a subsystem over the Native API, GDI and all GUI/windowing systems above it are already modular and were ripped out of Nano Server, and even then Explorer was specifically designed to...
by Konata
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Windows 10 turns into a modular Platform
Replies: 12
Views: 7759

Re: Windows 10 turns into a modular Platform

I'm a bit confused, wasn't NT already pretty modular, especially after the MinWin restructuring? The WinAPI is just a subsystem over the Native API, GDI and all GUI/windowing systems above it are already modular and were ripped out of Nano Server, and even then Explorer was specifically designed to ...
by Konata
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Is React OS supposed to be only 9x?
Replies: 17
Views: 9223

Re: Is React OS supposed to be only 9x?

It's actually supposed to resemble Server 2003's theme (Classic theme) but yes there is theme support. It's still in the works but it's mostly done. Since nobody on the team is really a fan of Luna or any themes thereafter, they haven't been implemented into stock ReactOS. Of course if you look in t...
by Konata
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Can't Install Google Chrome
Replies: 3
Views: 5717

Re: Can't Install Google Chrome

There's several reasons it won't work any time soon. Among other things simply not working in ReactOS, Chrome hasn't supported Windows XP for years now.
by Konata
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [newbie] How run ReactOS?
Replies: 10
Views: 5958

Re: [newbie] How run ReactOS?

rock59 wrote:anybody knows how to share directory with windows host in vmware?
I share dir in the vmware configuration but in ros vm I do not see it!
Pretty sure shared directories in VMs need a host driver installed in the VM, look for an option in vmware to insert the driver disc and then run it in ROS.
by Konata
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 1
Views: 2073

Re: I'm new

The end goal is to work on any computer that can run Windows with full driver compatibility, but it's not stable enough yet. Don't hold your breath, since the project doesn't have many developers talented/knowledgeable enough to make development go any faster, nor does it have much funding. But it's...
by Konata
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Development Help
Topic: BTrFS vs NTFS boot from
Replies: 13
Views: 11964

Re: BTrFS vs NTFS boot from

And we should not forget that feature complete NTFS driver in ReactOS still does not exist . And will not exist in next 2 years approx. While WinBTRFS is almost ready. And? ReactOS itself is still far from production ready. What does it matter if the NTFS driver takes the same amount of time ReactO...
by Konata
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: BBC Iplayer compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

Re: BBC Iplayer compatible?

General rule for software compatibility is "try it yourself!" ReactOS is free and there are numerous x86 emulators that are also free, like VirtualBox, so it only costs a moment of your time to try (especially since the ReactOS installation process takes less than a minute). Although, I'm not famili...
by Konata
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Business idea - workstation with preinstalled ReactOS
Replies: 4
Views: 4065

Re: Business idea - workstation with preinstalled ReactOS

I'm sure the team has this idea in mind for the future. But right now ReactOS is just plain incomplete, it won't work correctly on any hardware for long. There's still a few core services in the kernel that need to be perfected or rewritten until then. As it's been stated in a lot of the forum signa...