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theuserbl
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Hi!

On the current ReactOS-versions the bootloader is in black-and-white and there don't stand any name.
But in older versions it was colored and there stand on the top "FreeLdr".

Now I have tested the ISO-image of OS-Free 0.0.4
http://www.osfree.org/wiki/doku.php/en:download
and the bootloader called "FreeLdr" looks very much like the old FreeLoader of ReactOS.
I have no access to their forum, to ask them abut it.
But can you see, if it is the ReactOS-version or a completly new one?

If it help, here the svn source tree (don't know where to find there the freeloader):
http://osfree.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/osfree/trunk/

Btw: I find it fascinated, that there are still people trying to rewrite OS/2
(version 0.0.4 is from Sep.3th, 2009 : http://www.osfree.org/wiki/doku.php/en:start )
where this rewrite called OSFree can at the moment only boot partly. There comes no bootprompt.
The OS they rewrite is 15 years old. And to come with the number of peoples they have at the moment,
to a state like ReactOS or Haiku, they need at minimum 20 or 30 years.
But I like, that they are still so ambitious.

Greatings
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Re: FreeLdr

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Ok, have now heared on theire irc-chan, that the OSfree FreeLdr is based on GRUB. And ReactOS have a rewrite of the NTLDR or so.
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Re: FreeLdr

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There is a command to reenable the colored stuff. No idea how it was. You should check the commits from Alex Ionescu die FreeLDR some years ago, he explained it there how to reenable it.
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes
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Re: FreeLdr

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their main page text is a bit of a rip from us as well...
osFree is a free, modern operating system which is binary compatible with OS/2. This will allow to execute user-mode programs as on original OS/2 system. It is written from the scratch and uses none of International Business Machines Corporation code (expect public domain sources).

osFree is a open source software development project. Goals of the project are to replace all (or most) of OS/2's subsystems with open-source analogues. The base compatibility system is OS/2 Warp 4 (Merlin), but that doesn't mean we won't be supporting features of newer versions of OS/2 like OS/2 WarpServer for e-business and eComStation by Serenity Systems. osFree is not a Linux based system, and shares none of the unix architecture.

Please bear in mind that osFree is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is not recommended for everyday use.

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Re: FreeLdr

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The123king wrote:their main page text is a bit of a rip from us as well...
Apparently the ReactOS site is the next cool thing for an OS; it's got this and GreenGnome"OS" now.
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Re: FreeLdr

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There is a command to reenable the colored stuff. No idea how it was. You should check the commits from Alex Ionescu die FreeLDR some years ago, he explained it there how to reenable it.
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Re: FreeLdr

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Great, thx inico :-D
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes
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