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by RaptorEmperor
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: ReactOS Website discussion
Topic: Compatibility database?
Replies: 12
Views: 16297

Re: Compatibility database?

It's nice to hear the compatibility database isn't deprecated. I can't code for crap, so it's one of the few ways I can contribute. Thanks for the info!
by RaptorEmperor
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: ReactOS Website discussion
Topic: Propriatery software in reactos screenshot.
Replies: 22
Views: 31539

Re:

Compatibility with Windows programs is important, and screenshots should show how far ReactOS makes an advance. On the other hand, I understand that advertising proprietary apps with connection with free OS doesn't look very good. The whole point of ReactOS is binary compatibility with Windows. Mos...
by RaptorEmperor
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FutureAlpha OS
Replies: 12
Views: 10596

Re: FutureAlpha OS

Is this even open source? If it isn't, how could ReactOS even benefit from this? If this Linux-based, then they're probably better off working with Wine. No insult to linooxlee, but it sounds like it's a one way deal - Sinomanic using ReactOS code for their commercial use.
by RaptorEmperor
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: ReactOS Website discussion
Topic: Compatibility database?
Replies: 12
Views: 16297

Compatibility database?

Is the compatibility database being maintained? I see new compatibility reports being filed but I had trouble finding it without searching the website. The reason I'm asking is that I have ReactOS installed on my testbed computer and I don't want to spend time submitting compatibility reports if it'...
by RaptorEmperor
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Design
Topic: A Modern Operating System
Replies: 46
Views: 44403

Re: A Modern Operating System

When this project does become mature, I imagine that people will fork it to suit their needs, since that seems to be a force of nature for open-source projects. If I'm building a high-end gaming rig for my nephew, than what I'm going to need for an interface is going to be different than if I'm rebu...
by RaptorEmperor
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FreeDOS and ReactOS Project Junction
Replies: 45
Views: 35133

Re: FreeDOS and ReactOS Project Junction

Windows has an extremely complex compatibility layer in place to handle DOS applications. The thing you keep calling COMMAND.COM is just the cmd in later versions, and our cmd was from FreeDOS to begin with. It by itself does nothing to ensure that DOS applications run. Short and simple answers. I ...
by RaptorEmperor
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: MB Portability, Customizations, The Core
Replies: 34
Views: 19340

Re: MB Portability, Customizations, The Core

I consider to be highly important to make the OS core not depent on all that "fancy stuff" that came aftre NT4 (I'm not talking about USB support and other new hardware, though). Unfortunately, along with improving user interface MS was adding non-removable "features" to each subsequent version of ...
by RaptorEmperor
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: help32.exe - It isn't present
Replies: 13
Views: 7155

Re: help32.exe - It isn't present

I thought the target was Windows 2000, with the intention of catching up to newer versions of Windows when we got that far. Even if we don't find the help format personally useful, we should include winhelp32 for the sake of legacy support. I'm sure we could all find things about Windows we never us...
by RaptorEmperor
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Yazou's stuff
Replies: 28
Views: 30233

Re: Yazou's stuff

The first sentence reads "Since the past decade, developers from around the world are working hard to make ReactOS a reality." It should read " Since the past decade, developers from around the world have been working hard to make ReactOS a reality," since you're referring to developers in the past ...
by RaptorEmperor
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: windows 7 beta
Replies: 44
Views: 26812

Re: windows 7 beta

I installed the Windows 7 beta on the second hard drive on my computer. I personally find the interface attractive, more so than Vista. Some of the alterations to the menus were nice as well. I installed Spore Creature Creator, maxed out the graphics settings (I have a nice video card) and Spore ran...
by RaptorEmperor
Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Clinging to Windows Classic
Replies: 115
Views: 80588

Re: Clinging to Windows Classic

Oh, by the way, when will the new explorer be implemented? I forgot to ask.
by RaptorEmperor
Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Clinging to Windows Classic
Replies: 115
Views: 80588

Re: Clinging to Windows Classic

I'm kind of scared to jump into the conversation, considering how vicious it was starting to get :lol:. I don't mind Windows Classic. I'm using it right now. However, it is my opinion we should have something more modern, since most users, especially younger ones, aren't going to be familiar with th...
by RaptorEmperor
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Is any audio needed?
Replies: 19
Views: 17542

Re: Is any audio needed?

I used Ubuntu Linux for a while and I enjoyed that the soft, natural sounds it used for notifications. In my opinion, sounds should start softly and end softly. I startle easily, and Windows XP scares the hell out of me when it barks that loud "DONG!!!" when a message box appears. When something hap...
by RaptorEmperor
Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: ReactOS Website discussion
Topic: ReactOS Mod Site
Replies: 13
Views: 17266

ReactOS Mod Site

There are always people on the forums suggesting that the ReactOS team create different editions of ReactOS, or suggesting new wallpapers or themes. I'm not a proponent of anything other than the barebones, basic ReactOS we are using now being distributed as the official because it's not the ReactOS...
by RaptorEmperor
Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ReactOS that you want
Replies: 16
Views: 12204

Re: ReactOS that you want

First you make ReactOS stable. Once it is stable, you then cut the fat off to make it slim. A slim ReactOS is also a fast ReactOS, and we want people to be able to compare Windows and ReactOS and come out liking ReactOS more. A fast ReactOS would also be a good gaming ReactOS, as part of having a fa...