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do you think windows 8 will be what

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:29 pm
by zed260
sparks reactos devlopment and makes it go mainstream


many people think windows 8 is a big mess from ui perspective for desktops what impact will it have on reactos

Re: do you think windows 8 will be what

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:52 pm
by SomeGuy
Here's a thought: sell the ReactOS Explorer as a replacement shell for Windows 8. Even in its current state people will be beating down your doors to get it for their new computers. ;)

Re: do you think windows 8 will be what

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:08 am
by zed260
SomeGuy wrote:Here's a thought: sell the ReactOS Explorer as a replacement shell for Windows 8. Even in its current state people will be beating down your doors to get it for their new computers. ;)
well currently ive found a usefull app on that front called http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

which im suprised isnt being used in reactos but thats another issue

reactos explorer on windows? tutorial? wiki?

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:52 pm
by steveh
Classicshell bring back perfectly the startbutton and startmenu to win8.
I have installed it too in the release preview.

Reactos shell:
Is it possible to test the reactos explorer, or the reactos "explorer-new" in it's current state as a shell replacement for windows?
Which windows versions does it work on?
How install it? Which reactos modules must be installed where on windows? How activate it in the registry?
I suppose "explorer.exe" is not enough? Many reactos dll's must also be copied into windows?
Does a tutorial exist?

I would be quite curious to test reactos shell on windows, because some functions are implemented by now in the reactos shell, which do not work correctly on reactos itself yet due to missing functionality in the OS level:
the user logon and user management functions, the access rights settings in the explorer?...

Re: do you think windows 8 will be what

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:11 am
by jeffw
I swear, the only way to get ReactOS mainstream through Windows 8 is the improvement and development of a better GUI.

Re: do you think windows 8 will be what

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:50 pm
by andreas84
I swear, the only way to get ReactOS mainstream through Windows 8 is making it running on real hardware

Re: do you think windows 8 will be what

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:54 am
by BrentNewland
Only if they actually take advantage of Microsoft's train wreck.

Heck, they could approach Valve (publicly denounced Windows 8), one of the big OEM's (HP, Toshiba, Dell, Acer, all will lose sales because of this), or any large corporation that has a ton of machines running windows (and doesn't mind waiting a few years for something to be made when that's their deployment timeline anyways) and get donations.

Re: do you think windows 8 will be what

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:55 pm
by andreas84
Is there a fundraising team who would feel reasponsible for this?

Re: do you think windows 8 will be what

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:12 pm
by milon
I think that would be the fabled PR Team...

Re: do you think windows 8 will be what

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:03 pm
by andreas84
To do so there would need to be atleast one person who knows how to deal with bigger companys then the pr team can provide the infrastructure for this i think.

Re: do you think windows 8 will be what

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:47 am
by Dave3434
i think windows 8 will be a massive failer for desktops i talked to alot of people and they say the same thing. there not going to buy it when it's released.