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Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:04 am
by nicamarvin2005
People will still use Linux because it's SUPERIOR to Windows, and indeed UNIX
I chuckeled at that... :lol:

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:18 am
by andrewweb
nicamarvin2005 wrote:
People will still use Linux because it's SUPERIOR to Windows, and indeed UNIX
I chuckeled at that... :lol:
Uh, even the ROS devs agree that the UNIX (and therefore Linux) architecture is superior to NT's.

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:23 am
by nicamarvin2005
Uh, even the ROS devs agree that the UNIX (and therefore Linux) architecture is superior to NT's
I I chuckeled again.... :lol:

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:27 am
by nicamarvin2005
iven if linux is superior to the NT architecture, let just say for the sake of argument that it is, linux would have to be many times more superior to NT for people to began to use it as their main desktop...Guess why?

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:33 am
by andrewweb
nicamarvin2005 wrote:iven if linux is superior to the NT architecture, let just say for the sake of argument that it is, linux would have to be many times more superior to NT for people to began to use it as their main desktop...Guess why?
Why?
I'm expecting "Linux is rly hard 2 use" or "Linux has no drivers" or "X Application runs on Windows"

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:53 am
by nicamarvin2005
I'm expecting "Linux is rly hard 2 use"
it maight not be as hard today as it was back in the day, but let just face it, Windows beat Linux for user friendliness....not all of Us are geeks... :ugeek:

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:05 am
by andrewweb
nicamarvin2005 wrote:
I'm expecting "Linux is rly hard 2 use"
it maight not be as hard today as it was back in the day, but let just face it, Windows beat Linux for user friendliness....not all of Us are geeks... :ugeek:
If you'd ever used a modern Linux distro you'd know that it can be very easy to use.
"Linux" is not an OS. "Ubuntu" is, it is an example GNU/Linux distro.
Some distros are better than others. Ubuntu is as user friendly, if not moreso than Windows, is good looking, fast, stable - And is used by millions.

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:00 am
by Z98
The general opinion of the ROS devs is that Linux doesn't have an architecture, that it's pretty much slapped together with no clear design, and the rate of release and constant inclusion of "new" features is simply masking the fact that there is no coherent plan behind Linux. Some people think this is a good thing. As someone who has worked with people that have tried to figure out what the hell is going on in Linux, I'm of the opinion that the only reason Linux is usable in a mission critical environment is because companies like Red Hat and Novell lock their kernel versions in their enterprise versions to prevent major changes from slipping in, which is pretty much what MS does with each Windows release.

Incidentally, to call Linux "Unix" is kind of insulting Unix.

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:02 am
by bugboy
andrewweb wrote:
nicamarvin2005 wrote:
People will still use Linux because it's SUPERIOR to Windows, and indeed UNIX
I chuckeled at that... :lol:
Uh, even the ROS devs agree that the UNIX (and therefore Linux) architecture is superior to NT's.
Can you name one dev who has expressed this opinion?

At home I use Linux as my primary OS and really only use windows when i'm developing and verifying behavior for ReactOS.
I use Linux because it's a powerful OS and I can accomplish most anything I want on it with os software. In my opinion, Linux has this power because it's open source and not because of it's architecture.
I would not say that Linux has a better architecture than nt.

Mjmartin

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:15 am
by andrewweb
bugboy wrote:
andrewweb wrote: Uh, even the ROS devs agree that the UNIX (and therefore Linux) architecture is superior to NT's.
Can you name one dev who has expressed this opinion?
IIRC abragin said so in IRC. There was some discussion a while back, but I was using a different IRC client at the time so I lack any logs.
Z98 wrote:The general opinion of the ROS devs is that Linux doesn't have an architecture, that it's pretty much slapped together with no clear design, and the rate of release and constant inclusion of "new" features is simply masking the fact that there is no coherent plan behind Linux. Some people think this is a good thing. As someone who has worked with people that have tried to figure out what the hell is going on in Linux, I'm of the opinion that the only reason Linux is usable in a mission critical environment is because companies like Red Hat and Novell lock their kernel versions in their enterprise versions to prevent major changes from slipping in, which is pretty much what MS does with each Windows release.

Incidentally, to call Linux "Unix" is kind of insulting Unix.
Indeed. It is.. messy.

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:18 am
by andrewweb
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Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:41 pm
by Z98
Aleksey Bragin, the project coordinator, whose day job is a consultant for writing NT drivers? Why do I find it easier to believe your memory is in error here than Aleksey actually saying this?

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:47 pm
by andrewweb
Z98 wrote:Aleksey Bragin, the project coordinator, whose day job is a consultant for writing NT drivers? Why do I find it easier to believe your memory is in error here than Aleksey actually saying this?
It was a while ago. It was one of the ops in #reactos-dev, I've probably misattributed.

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:55 pm
by EmuandCo
Can someone plz finally fix the forums so that EVERYONE has a Edit Button??!

Re: ReactOS is...

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:57 pm
by andrewweb
EmuandCo wrote:Can someone plz finally fix the forums so that EVERYONE has a Edit Button??!
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You mean you can't edit YOUR OWN POSTS?!