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When will you start to use ReactOS for something else than d

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:42 pm
by Sami
The reason of this poll is to find out when people think that ReactOS can
be used for something else than testing and coding the ReactOS itself.

I know that ReactOS is still under develope and you cant actually do
much with it. However there may be people who does not require the
full compatibility with all the Windows programs before they can use
ReactOS.

- Sami

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:49 pm
by e7
I think at the end of 2005/beginning of 2006 it's easy to get the nVidia-driver running and I can use software like apache/php/mysql, firefox etc... Software like VirtualDub need's the AVIFile.dll so we must wait longer ;-(

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:04 pm
by ma-games.de
I voted for 2006 but I guess it may take two years longer. But I wont't wait until the 1.0 release, because open source software mostly could be used much earlier....

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:15 pm
by Headstrong
i voted for 2006.

all i need from reactos is a browser and office suite (anything extra is a bonus).
100% windows compatibility is not totally needed for what i want to do with it.

mind you, once networking is stable, there will be loads more people reporting bugs and trying other software. i think that this will speed things up even more (or just make the todo lists longer!) has long has the devs are ready for the influx and the bug reports are good all should go ok.

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:19 pm
by ma-games.de
John Headstrong wrote:all i need from reactos is a browser and office suite (anything extra is a bonus).
100% windows compatibility is not totally needed for what i want to do with it.
I could agree with you. ReactOS is useable than. Not as main OS but on an older computer maybe for my sister or so.

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:27 pm
by Headstrong
ma-games.de wrote:Not as main OS but on an older computer maybe for my sister or so.
that is exactlly what I want it for, older computers. I teach basic IT skills and I want to give away a recycled computer with the training.

Microsoft will not let you do that.

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:05 pm
by AcetoliNe
I voted for 2006 but I believe that it will probably even be sooner.
I'm going to be buying a new computer within about a month, and I think I'm going to dual boot ros with windows and then slowly convert completely to ros over time. I can't wait until the blessed day that I can finally delete windows!!!!

Windows deleted!!
(C)heer (P)arty (D)ance?

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:38 pm
by somebody
John Headstrong wrote:i voted for 2006.

all i need from reactos is a browser and office suite (anything extra is a bonus).
100% windows compatibility is not totally needed for what i want to do with it.
For there you can use any distributive of Linux.

As for me, I mast run spesial programms writen for business, which was writen for Win32(Borland Delphi). For this ROS must can: printing, connect with Database server (throuth ODBC, Informix), user authefication, difference user right on computer system (fs).
PS. sorry my bad english.

Re: When will you start to use ReactOS for something else th

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:06 pm
by BrandonTurner
probably once i am able to install it and use the network drivers without having to do a bunch of stuff manually, or once i find the time to figure out how to do it manually. as long as i can get online to websites then i will start using as much as i use normal windows.

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:18 pm
by Dr. Fred
Who is the guy that voted for "I already use ReactOS" ? What does do with it ?

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:36 pm
by Headstrong
somebody wrote:For there you can use any distributive of Linux.


PS. sorry my bad english.
all of my training materials are windows based, and other computers they will come across will be windows machines, linux is not ideal for non computer users, for a start not everyone knows how to fix linux, and some users will what to install programs that they are used too.

retraining users to use linux is not a option, nor is redoing all the training materials (booklets etc).

BTW your english is better than my french, german, spainish, polish etc :lol:

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:54 pm
by Gasmann
Dr. Fred wrote:Who is the guy that voted for "I already use ReactOS" ? What does do with it ?
I voted for it for example. I play games in it (like minnnigolf and solitaire 8) ) and already wrote some texts in abiword or edited some files, e.g. the freeldr.ini inside ReactOS. It's a bit dangerous, because it can crash anytime, but I can 'work' with it 8)

If I would get my Realtek NIC's working in ReactOS and had an working pppoe driver than I would write into this forum from reactos :)

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:31 pm
by Gedi
The latest SVN is already usable in many respects. It all depends on what your definition of usable is.

The network model is now in place and although there are a few bits missing and a few bugs, you can surf the net, grab email and chat in IRC.
ROS even has it's own built in web browser now (ibrowser), with firefox not too far away.

As for word processing, Abiword runs well and OOO is planned in the near future.

As soon as the network model is a little more stable, along with the operating system itself, I intend to use it for basic tasks where I can. Somewhere between 0.3 and 0.4 (hopefully before Christmas)

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:48 pm
by A-v-S
I voted 2006.
I think a year ... there can be much done in a year.
what i need before i will use it as main os:
Firefox, Thunderbird
IM program (MSN MESSENGER or aMSN)
OpenOffice.org
Shareaza
Winamp
and my drivers working

(edit: thunderbird added)

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:50 pm
by anarcap
I voted for this year.

I have some specific uses in mind for ROS, and as long as there is an email client, a full-feature browser (that supports most of the latest standards), and some office/productivity software I'll be a very happy camper (and as people said above, we're almost there :D ).

I'd be using it already, but I need to free up a machine to install it onto.