User talk:PeterK/Testing machines

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Do we really need this kind of compat listing, does it add any benefit over collecting compatibility for single components? --DangerGround 20:37, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Currently, and for some time being, no. Testers already list "Testing machines" on their profiles, and tested hardware is collected in subpages under Supported Hardware. This is something that should wait until Beta status, when enough hardware is supported to list full systems. --RideBMX 01:43, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
Hi, I added this list because for visitors / interested testers it's more easy to find a "complete PC" that works with ReactOS - than collecting all separate informations on the separate Hardware sides (and then collecting components / cards to build a "ReactOS-PC" ..). --PeterK 10:05, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
While this page is in good faith, we do not have enough testers or hardware support to test/list full systems. It is also simpler (and more cost-effective to testers) to interchange components for testing. --RideBMX 14:48, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
Okay, we have different points of view. Let me explain: Someone asks You which machine to buy to test ReactOS on real hardware instead of a Virtual Machine. What do You recommend ? A bunch of several hardware parts, a mainboard, a graphic card, network ... ? Hm, might be expensive, yes, and takes some time to assemble. Well, I payed 50 EUR for this (used) IBM PC on EBAY. From my point of view it's worth the experience. And there's one advantage: a "complete PC" like this IBM, or a DELL or FUJITSU (whatever You like ..), all these machines (as IBM S50, S51, M52, ..) are mostly built with exactly the same hardware, so a tester can be really sure that he can choose a "working ReactOS PC" .. Lateron I expect that ReactOS does / should support nearly all hardware - as MS Windows does - so this list then should really be obsolete .. --PeterK 21:37, 26 January 2010 (UTC)