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by Z98
Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

ZFS was kind of dismissed before I even joined the discussion. Also, as oiaohm pointed out, there are ways to get read/write access for ext2/3 for a NT machine. You have to install another program, but it's fairly easy to do compared to getting read/write support for NTFS on a non-Windows machine. T...
by Z98
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

Was just referring to the fact that the wrapper is useless to people like me, not getting into an argument about its use itself. And that disclaimer is basically ignored by home users, but that's not where it would be applied in my case. And again, we're talking about Microsoft here. They managed to...
by Z98
Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

This entire project could become caught up in a lawsuit against Microsoft. However, depending on how it does NTFS, the legal problems might end up messing over the end user as well. To use the wrapper, the end user has to copy the driver from Windows, which is in violation of the license. This provi...
by Z98
Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: BIOS Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 7127

Using a USB keyboard is a hit and miss thing with Linux and BSDs, especially when booting. What happens when your USB device isn't plugged in?
by Z98
Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

Using the wrapper to get a "working" version is perfectly fine, but if the project waits until much later to implement an NTFS ability without the wrapper later on, the developers are probably going to find that much more painful than if they began preparing for something like that earlier. We all w...
by Z98
Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

In the US, it would be a violation because the license Microsoft issues explicitly states that you are not allowed to copy parts of it. To use that driver on another operating system, you would need to copy that driver, which is a part of the operating system. Thus with a wrapper no corporations cou...
by Z98
Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

I made an interesting oversight that probably caused this entire argument to drag on longer than it should have. By the way, I think I already pointed out that Microsoft has begun acquiring FAT32 patents, meaning they can use those to try to keep anyone else from using FAT32 without a license from t...
by Z98
Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

I've already brought those same arguments to the system administrator as well as her bosses. And quite frankly, they weren't convinced even when the other volunteers and some of the paid employees all agreed with me. They don't have read support for ext3 on the network anywhere, and having it in iso...
by Z98
Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

And what of the computers that use XP or 2000, which do not support ext2/3 without additional software? I fully expect ReactOS to be able to handle most file system types when it becomes more mainstream, but that doesn't hold true for Windows itself. As for not caring about what type of filesystem, ...
by Z98
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

Except then that organization would have to implement read and write for ext2/3. That adds another level of software that would not be needed if it had been a purely NTFS environment before implementing ReactOS. Yes, you can say samba, but that's if the organization wants to implement it or take the...
by Z98
Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

If people managed to clean room reverse engineer a technology, the owner of the original technology can't exactly shut them down unless they infringed upon some patents. Otherwise, it's literally just another way of doing the same thing. Apple tried something similar with GUIs when Microsoft introdu...
by Z98
Fri May 19, 2006 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

You're assuming I designed the network layout. I didn't. You're assuming I'm in some kind of position to force changes. I'm not. Quite frankly, I'm dealing with a network that is so clumbersome and resistant to change because of the single network administrator that me and the other people couldn't ...
by Z98
Thu May 18, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

Because certain organizations, such as my school, won't implement ext3 support just to suit an operating system like ReactOS. You can say they're being dumb or whatever for sticking with NTFS, but that's the way they want to do things and nothing in the near-term is going to change their minds. The ...
by Z98
Wed May 17, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

Except that not every school has such an arrangment. And my school certainly does not do a boot off network, nor could they with the present hardware limitations. There will be computers that remain Windows at the school no matter what. The school is not going to implement something else just to let...
by Z98
Wed May 17, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How about ZFS as ReactOS file system?
Replies: 78
Views: 42182

You are not going to get anywhere by forcefeeding Windows users a completely new filesystem. Also, I'm not sure where you get the idea that schools reimage every 12 months or something. At my school, we don't do that because we don't have the manpower nor do we have the money to hire more people to ...