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by Ancient
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows
Replies: 67
Views: 50724

Re: In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows

IIRC a new release of OS2 was issued in November 2017 with 2 years of support. So it ain't dead, it is windows, and it does support 64 bit multi threaded CPU's.
by Ancient
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows
Replies: 67
Views: 50724

Re: In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows

I wonder if, IBM could be persuaded to open source OS2. That could be helpful, not an entire solution, but if OS2 was open sourced it would at least provide a template to grow some aspects of ROS.
by Ancient
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Does ROS manage virtual storage?
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Does ROS manage virtual storage?

Hi, Does ROS manage virtual storage and handle page faults? Can virtual storage be turned on / off, can page file size be user adjusted? If virtual storage is supported does the file manager prioritize page fault reads? Is working storage user definable (desired ratio of virtual storage consumed wit...
by Ancient
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Just a thought ... should a dual core build be tested?
Replies: 4
Views: 2346

Just a thought ... should a dual core build be tested?

Thinking about ROS and it's progress. Has there ever been a dual core ROS test build to determine if there will be any major unresolved multi-core issues after it goes beta? Not that it should be dual OS in the alpha built regularly for download on the site, but it may be a bear to rebuild the kerne...
by Ancient
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: We urgently need a beta
Replies: 41
Views: 7440

Re: We urgently need a beta

This is a result of not paying for a proprietary software. You become the product. Consider this, which version the open source (not really due to binary blobs) Android operating system can be installed on a cell phone and does not spy on you for Google and friends? Heck most cell phones do not a a...
by Ancient
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: We urgently need a beta
Replies: 41
Views: 7440

Re: We urgently need a beta

Windows 10 update 1809 deletes user data and can no longer be considered stable from user standpoint. We need to accelerate the development and have more manpower. Otherwise, Windows will be unusable before its replacement gets usable. As long as Office and popular video games run on Windows, peopl...
by Ancient
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows
Replies: 67
Views: 50724

Re: In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows

The interesting point is, that Windows is the only actual relevant Operating System, where the completely OS is closed source. - (most) Linux-Distributions: OpenSource - (most) BSDs: OpenSource - Android: OpenSource, only some programs on it are closed - ChromeOS: OpenSOurce, only some programs on ...
by Ancient
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows
Replies: 67
Views: 50724

Re: In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows

#2 is true, but even Microsoft-only portion is valuable enough to be open-sourced. We can compensate for lack of defrag, zipfldr, pinball et al. Microsoft could sustain its business with MS SQL sales and RedHat-style support of Windows. OS 2 failed, and it had Windows source code. Being Windows 3.1...
by Ancient
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: MS-DOS 2.0 released under MIT
Replies: 7
Views: 2614

Re: MS-DOS 2.0 released under MIT

Didn't MS DOS live until MS DOS 6.1? 2.0 would be a very very old and early DOS. Isn't there an open source freedos?
by Ancient
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: A question about ReactOS code and copyright ???
Replies: 31
Views: 5913

Re: A question about ReactOS code and copyright ???

So... what would ReactOS developers do? Re-licence all possible code as GPL v3 ? YES, any code made by an RoS developer who is willing to re-license it in GPL 3 will be helping to avoid grief if anything in a court (likely a U.S. court) gets goes off the rails. Any code which is a modification of G...
by Ancient
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: A question about ReactOS code and copyright ???
Replies: 31
Views: 5913

Re: A question about ReactOS code and copyright ???

As PurpleGurl said, I don't want to derail this thread. That said, I just read an article that I thought covered the current Linux kernel situation well: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw43kj/what-happens-if-linux-developers-remove-their-code It may be worse, to the best of my understan...
by Ancient
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: A question about ReactOS code and copyright ???
Replies: 31
Views: 5913

Re: A question about ReactOS code and copyright ???

So the SJWs took over Linux and is blocking coders whom they dislike. In that case, I hope those pulling the code will succeed in court. Honestly, I think it's more likely that some outside agitators are using these organization changes to push their agenda and hold the Linux kernel hostage to show...
by Ancient
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: A question about ReactOS code and copyright ???
Replies: 31
Views: 5913

Re: A question about ReactOS code and copyright ???

Oh poo - time to re-license it under GPL3 and fast. It sounds as if a developer could contribute code as the original author just in order to hold the project to ransom later. A kernel developer could be bought by MS or an organisation that has an axe to grind against ReactOS, then he could threate...
by Ancient
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: A question about ReactOS code and copyright ???
Replies: 31
Views: 5913

Re: A question about ReactOS code and copyright ???

Linus is gone, the lead Kernel developer is out (who isn't Linus), others are out. If anything this is going to adversely affect Linux development. Google is working on a non-Linux based Android replacement with all Google proprietary code. Google will be out. This may affect Amazon as it's using an...
by Ancient
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Development Direction
Replies: 14
Views: 3509

Re: Development Direction

Lets assume an average user wants to get away from Windows and it's many issues. The only place to go is POSIX or RoS. Of the various POSIX alternatives, Mint has decent repute, it already has Windows themes (for various versions of Windows). Out of the box the Mint Cinnamon will read NTFS, and will...