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by Mike
Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: My floppy idea will blow yer mind!
Replies: 6
Views: 4598

The first two are really covered if you simply get a FreeDOS boot disk, but the last one about removing bad drivers/registry-stuff sounds really niffty ;)
by Mike
Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Windows Blinds?
Replies: 9
Views: 5948

Yes, but you have to re-patch uxtheme every time Microsoft replaces it in a hotfix or service pack.

And I also recognise Watercolor :P I prefer the "Ergonomic" theme of it, but currently I have the Media Center Royale visual style (like standard Luna but less barf-ish)
by Mike
Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Windows Blinds?
Replies: 9
Views: 5948

Exactly, the only reason why we'd want to clone WindowBlinds is if we want to similarly skin Microsoft Windows (there's actually one project that's open source and tries to do this, the name escapes me). We could natively implement skinning into ReactOS on a similar level of KDE (which is really kwi...
by Mike
Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Windows Blinds?
Replies: 9
Views: 5948

Yeah, it'll really depend on how WindowBlinds interfaces with Microsoft Windows and the exploits it uses in order to do what it does.

On the same note (perhaps a bit off-topic), we're working on an open-source OS, so why not implement at least as good as WindowBlinds? Hey, maybe even better!
by Mike
Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: OS Enhancements: You name it!
Replies: 30
Views: 13896

Gasmann wrote:For VDMSound you need a working NTVDM first...
Wasn't VDMSound made _because_ Microsoft's NTVDM was incomplete? :P
by Mike
Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Custom Directory Locations in ReactOS
Replies: 4
Views: 3846

Well, I touched in the last sentence that we could keep changing the directory names in an Advanced or Custom set-up mode. Let's just keep "Program Files" and "Documents and Settings" as the default. Most users are familar with these locations from Windows 2000 and XP. However, my main point was tha...
by Mike
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Custom Directory Locations in ReactOS
Replies: 4
Views: 3846

Custom Directory Locations in ReactOS

There's probably a few more examples, but I can think of "C:\Documents and Settings" and "C:\Program Files" as being currently hard-coded into the operating system. They are perhaps the longest and dumbest names I've seen in any OS for such directories. I've modified a Windows-2000 disc so it instal...
by Mike
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: what is YOUR primary OS ?
Replies: 35
Views: 16789

Gentoo GNU/Linux

I find it funny that all the *nixes (except. of Mac OS X) were lumped into one general category... if I made the poll, I'd lump Classic Windows (1.x - Me) and Windows NT into two categories and no further. >_>
by Mike
Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: UI team
Replies: 20
Views: 23194

Stefan: Those are nice icons indeed... good to see a general XP-ish style without going over copyright boundaries :)