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by Ancient
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:57 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 ???

This is from the Linux Kernel Mailing List - http://archive.is/vJCtJ Date Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:28:14 +0000 From unconditionedwitness@redchan ... Subject Re: A Plea to Unfuck our Codes of Conduct Regarding those who are ejected from the Linux Kernel Community after this CoC: Contributors can, at any t...
by Ancient
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:03 pm
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 ???

Any code developers can use that saves time and is open source is good code. My understanding with the Linux discussion is GPL 2, which may allow revocation of license under GPL 2 by the copyright owner. GPL 3 solves this, but a lot of the Linux was done and is still under GPL 2. If copyright owners...
by Ancient
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:27 pm
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 ???

Thanks for the reply and information. I don't want to provide links to external websites, but will if it is permitted (no wish to advertise for any other site).
by Ancient
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: A question about ReactOS code and copyright ???
Replies: 31
Views: 5913

A question about ReactOS code and copyright ???

Hi, Of late there has been some drama in the Linux community, about a new code of conduct. There seems to be some animus between various parties. It occurs to me that many contributors to Linux own copyrights to their work, and may be able to pull their work from public use. It is possible nothing w...
by Ancient
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Development Direction
Replies: 14
Views: 3509

Re: Development Direction

Walt, We may have similar backgrounds / experience. The developers here are convinced they need to implement the 32 bit version of Windows first, on a single CPU within 4 GB of RAM. This isn't unreasonable, but it taking a long time. As an experiment, I tried to install and run RoS on a USB drive wi...
by Ancient
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: WINE hoax
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

WINE hoax or April fools joke from 2011??

An April fools joke from 2011??
by Ancient
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 61 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:
Replies: 185
Views: 93660

Re: 50 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

Can you explain why that is a boon for ReactOS in comparison to any o/s that we might build? (bearing in mind we cannot build windows) This means anyone can easily test concerns about the validity of the binary. It means alternate code to solve issues can be developed by almost anyone who runs the ...
by Ancient
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 61 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:
Replies: 185
Views: 93660

Re: 50 specific reasons for wanting ReactOS:

I'll try; 1) It's not Microsoft. 2) Spying on users isn't part of the design. 3) Open source means many eyes can see what goes into RoS. 4) Smaller operating system with smaller footprint. 5) Development well documented and open, likely mitigating against a legal shutdown. 6) Full compile and build ...
by Ancient
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: USB safe removal
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Re: USB safe removal

binarymaster wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:02 pm
Zombiedeth wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:29 am
but it seems it was never merged
Wrong.

w00t, my post number is 133337 !!!
That was amazingly unhelpful. Is the intention to replicate Microsoft nasty consumer attitudes? You could clarify, and explain, be helpful. Unless like Microsoft you don't give a shit about customer experience.
by Ancient
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Target Kernel
Replies: 22
Views: 4592

Re: Target Kernel

First we need a stable kernel and always trying to add some questionable stuff MS did with any newer Windows does not help us here. As soon as NT5.X is good to go we can discuss about that stuff, so I 100% support middings' post. God bless you and go for it. Get a stable Win 32 kernel single core N...
by Ancient
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS, a possible alternative to Linux?
Replies: 10
Views: 3554

Re: ReactOS, a possible alternative to Linux?

usually named Windows, Linux, MacOS for PC A different way to think of this might be: NT (Windows/ROS) or *nix (Unix/Linux/MacOS/BSD). I think OP may be misunderstood here. The initial post reads to me as if OP is asking, "Will ROS one day be considered an alternative to the major market share OSes...
by Ancient
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the ultimate goal of react os?
Replies: 32
Views: 5157

Re: What is the ultimate goal of react os?

Also to the guy above.. having 1k posts you ought to realise that if you were nicer to people we'd probably have more people developing on ReactOS than we do now. Same problem over at Haiku people need be nice. LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: Real programmers (what matters for ReactOS) code, they don't care ...
by Ancient
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the ultimate goal of react os?
Replies: 32
Views: 5157

Re: What is the ultimate goal of react os?

Use Linux drivers, they're already done. Gawd blimey - the uneducated masses - gawd bless 'em. The results for AMD's new 32 core / 64 execution unit Ryzen 2990WX Threadripper are in, and Windows isn't very good compared to Linux at using all those cores. In terms of handling interrupts, page faults...
by Ancient
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the ultimate goal of react os?
Replies: 32
Views: 5157

Re: What is the ultimate goal of react os?

shunesburg wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:49 am
Ancient wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:45 am
a Linux kernel to drive the NT kernel more directly than is done with a Windows emulator
No it's not possible. Not because it's impossible, but because the goal is the compatibility with the applications and drivers of "Windows".
Use Linux drivers, they're already done.
by Ancient
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is the ultimate goal of react os?
Replies: 32
Views: 5157

Re: What is the ultimate goal of react os?

I'm trying to help Ancient Kudos to you. I'm an old long retired operating system developer. Worked on VM/67 and VM/370 and some other operating systems. Thus my handle Ancient. All 370 instruction set, 370 was 24 bit, 67 was 32 bit. I haven't worked in x86 assembler language, but am familiar with ...