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Taking ReactOS 0.4 RC1 For A Test Drive To Experience Open-Source Windows Compatibility

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  • unixfan2001
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    Let's all be completely unreasonable assholes and start discouraging any progress or innovation outside of GNU/Linux.
    Obviously, GNU/Linux is the only product worth supporting and everyone who thinks otherwise is a loser wasting his time.

    Gods how I love humanity...

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
    Feel free to keep trolling as much as you want, it clearly fulfills some kind of need you have.
    on my side is hard reality: compare 20 years of reactos progress with 20 years of linux progress

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  • smitty3268
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    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    2. point of reactos is to write something which will never work
    Feel free to keep trolling as much as you want, it clearly fulfills some kind of need you have.

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post

    1. No it isn't.
    2. For a few drivers, yes, obviously. But the point of ReactOS is to write something that will work with all of them
    1. yes it is
    2. point of reactos is to write something which will never work

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  • Mike Frett
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    It's not a waste of time if what they produce results in: A Working alternative to Windows and or Contributions to other Open Source Projects. I think ReactOS does both and I think it's an exciting project.

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  • TiberiusDuval
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    Hostility towards non-Linux opensource operating systems is something I don't understand here. If some people on their own time want to work for some project of their own choosing, some commenters are nearly outraged about that. Ok, I understand they are Linux fans, and that's ok. But nobody forces them to use ReactOS, GNU Hurd, or any of BSD's and so on. Yeah, developing those systems may be waste of time, but then nearly everything done as hobby is quite likely waste of time. Posting hostile comments on Phoronix is definitely waste of time, and harmfull waste of time.

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  • smitty3268
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    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    because 1) upgrading them to arm will be cheaper than current electricity bills and 2) it is easier to write linux driver for that shit than to write whole windows
    1. No it isn't.
    2. For a few drivers, yes, obviously. But the point of ReactOS is to write something that will work with all of them. Thousands and thousands. No one is going to reverse engineer all those drivers to work on linux, especially because many of them are only used in a handful of places in the world now. The idea is to come up with a general system that handles all of them - and that's essentially reverse engineering the windows kernel api. Most of the userspace is basically just bringing in the WINE code, so it's not like there's a ton of wasted effort there.

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
    Ndiswrapper doesn't work for everything, nor was it supposed to.
    but reactos doesn't work at all and never will. while ndiswrapper-like solution can be easily made to work with sufficient demand(evidently there are zero)
    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
    I never said reactos does support windows drivers, I was saying that when/if it does, that would give it an edge and a reason to use it.
    then say same when/if shit about ndiswrapper and stop hallucinating about reactos

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  • schmidtbag
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    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    it was already told you that linux has perfect windows drivers compatibility and reactos in reality does not support windows drivers and does not boot and introduces linux incompatibility
    But, it doesn't. Ndiswrapper doesn't work for everything, nor was it supposed to. If you're trying to run a Windows program in linux that is device-specific, there's a good chance it won't work in wine.

    I never said reactos does support windows drivers, I was saying that when/if it does, that would give it an edge and a reason to use it.

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
    It has almost everything to do with compatibility... One of the primary reasons wine isn't a viable option to run Windows software is because it doesn't directly communicate to hardware all that well. One of the reasons people use Windows is because of driver support.
    it was already told you that linux has perfect windows drivers compatibility and reactos in reality does not support windows drivers and does not boot and introduces linux incompatibility

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