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by Z98
Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 with SP1 for free!
Replies: 5
Views: 3898

So has anyone tried it with ReactOS yet?
by Z98
Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: NTFS. No really.
Replies: 45
Views: 23820

Your argument holds true only if Windows interacts with the NTFS partition that ReactOS would also write to, such as the dual boot you suggested. However, dual booting ReactOS and Windows 2000 or XP for a lot of us would be defeating the purpose of installing ReactOS in the first place.
by Z98
Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: NTFS. No really.
Replies: 45
Views: 23820

And there is the fact that it's unlikely the devs would have to write an NTFS driver from scratch anyways. This topic was originally started because it was pointing out such a driver, though of course porting is also a lot of work.
by Z98
Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: NTFS. No really.
Replies: 45
Views: 23820

A rather lengthy argument already occured in a thread so I'll avoid repeating all that. As has been pointed out before, you're free to use whatever you want. But the fact that you don't need NTFS doesn't mean that everyone else doesn't need it.
by Z98
Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: NTFS. No really.
Replies: 45
Views: 23820

It's a permissions issue. FAT32 doesn't do permissions the way NTFS does. FAT32 may seem like a good filesystem, and it is for general purposes. However, it does have limitations that were apparently designed into it by Microsoft.
by Z98
Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Mice problems
Replies: 4
Views: 3482

USB devices don't really work with the current release. As far as I know, almost no one has actually gotten them to work consistently. My problem was regarding plain old PS2 mice, abeit somewhat old ones.
by Z98
Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Notepad++ as the default ReactOS editor?
Replies: 45
Views: 20740

There's also the fact that some of us are in a position to force the average Joe into using ReactOS because of budget problems.
by Z98
Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: Development Help
Topic: What all needs doing
Replies: 2
Views: 4240

Best places to look are the IRC channel, the wiki on the various milestone releases, and the Development section of the site. That and downloading to source to get an idea of what's missing.
by Z98
Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: NTFS driver
Replies: 13
Views: 6290

With service packs, you're talking about at least a year or so before they get released. Besides which, if the person decided to switch over to ReactOS and they're using an NTFS partition that was created before Microsoft tried to screw ROS' NTFS support, they'd be fine. I am curious though as to wh...
by Z98
Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Hardware compatibility ? Main problem with new OS'.
Replies: 40
Views: 15592

What your proposing can go both ways. In order to get the possibility of DoD assistance, the ROS developers have to commit the time to develop a POSIX subsystem, with no guarantee that the DoD will in the future help. And Microsoft has a lot more pull in the US. Interesting you should mention the th...
by Z98
Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Hardware compatibility ? Main problem with new OS'.
Replies: 40
Views: 15592

A better question is, does ROS need to pass DoD requirements? I'm making an assumption here, but most of us that are interested in ReactOS is because it's trying to be Windows compatible. If any of us really wanted a POSIX compliant system, I think most of us have enough experience with technology t...
by Z98
Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Mice problems
Replies: 4
Views: 3482

Mice problems

I'm wondering if anyone else has had issues with mice. In two instances now, I've had mice go nuts in ReactOS. The first time it happened on an Omnitech P4 system, with a fairly old Microsoft PS2 mouse. I was using one of the pre-0.3RC1 builds, so I originally attributed it to the fact that it was o...
by Z98
Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Hardware compatibility ? Main problem with new OS'.
Replies: 40
Views: 15592

I was referring to eric's suggestions, not yours. From what I'm reading, he's suggesting that ReactOS use X or DirectFB as its primary method of providing a GUI. Yours, I see nothing wrong with, since people will get X to work over ReactOS after it's more complete anyways. However, there is a distin...
by Z98
Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Hardware compatibility ? Main problem with new OS'.
Replies: 40
Views: 15592

It's one thing to say they're reinventing the wheel when dealing with variants of open source projects. It's something else completely when you're talking about a project trying to implement something that is closed source. Because Windows is closed source, most of the information needed to implemen...
by Z98
Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: File System: Consider BFS as free (OSS) NTFS alternative?
Replies: 9
Views: 5549

Will that rewrite also address some of the issues of the cache flushing freezing at the end of an install?