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[#] Fri Nov 07 2008 03:14:52 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Flynn look at this: http://www.reactos.org/en/about_userfaq.html

But it's been in development a very long time and hasn't gotten nearly far enough to really replace Windows.

[#] Fri Nov 07 2008 06:32:26 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Oh, yeah, I remember that thing back when it was truly shitty.

I should look at that again.  I'm sure they've come a long way, especially if they're working with the WINE guys.



[#] Fri Nov 07 2008 08:22:43 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So, are you telling me, we're just fuckin stuck with Windows forever then?
Or
at least for the foreseeable future?

Yes. Foreseeable future.

[#] Fri Nov 07 2008 08:24:56 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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But it's been in development a very long time and hasn't gotten
nearly far enough to really replace Windows.

Since they only have end user documentation, they'd have to reverse engineer a lot of it (like NTFS as they say). Doesn't that make it illegal under the DMCA no reverse engineering rules?

[#] Fri Nov 07 2008 08:52:50 EST from flynnfx @ Uncensored

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Peter : Thanks for the link, I'll definetely take sometime here, and read it through throughly.

[#] Fri Nov 07 2008 09:23:48 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I should try to count the many ways Vista sucks.

I've already mentioned the 'hidden window' problem that causes certain files to get locked up.

Here's another great one, for which I can't figure out what's going on yet.

Somehow, after I right-clicked on a folder and clicked on 'properties', I managed to get a properties window that has frozen on me. The close button in the upper-right corner occasionally flickers if I have the window in focus.
It's completely freaked out.

I'm guessing I have to log out of the damned system to fix this.

*sigh*

[#] Fri Nov 07 2008 09:51:48 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Dunno about the DMCA. I think that only prohibits reverse engineering protection schemes, not reverse engineering in general. The ReactOS FAQ claims it's legal. As far as NTFS, those guys have no excuse.. since it has been worked on on Linux the knowledge is out there. They should at least have read-only NTFS support. But I heard that the NTFS for linux does writing too now???

[#] Fri Nov 07 2008 11:50:14 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That'd be pretty impressive if it does do write. I should look at that, just out of curiosity.

[#] Sat Nov 08 2008 13:03:55 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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After about 5 years, my copy of windows has notified me that it isn't genuine.

Amusingly, I actually have a license for windows. not sure how to make the two talk to each other though.

oh well.

 



[#] Sat Nov 08 2008 19:32:06 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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so thats what you get for bying M$... being accused  of theft.

[#] Sun Nov 09 2008 17:37:14 EST from King Midas @ Haven BBS

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fleeb: http://www.ntfs-3g.org/

I've used it for some time, and it works great.

[#] Sun Nov 09 2008 21:57:05 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Very good, then!

Although, if I were building a Linux system, I'd probably prefer the ext3 file system.  It'd be kind of nice if that file system were in place for Windows.



[#] Sun Nov 09 2008 22:00:51 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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If Microsoft were more cooperative, there could easily be a filesystem that accomodates both POSIX and Windoze semantics.

Actually, there is, but it isn't open source. Veritas VxFS outperforms NTFS and is appropriate for both POSIX and Windows systems. Unfortunately, Veritas has been prohibited by Microsoft from ever releasing it because Microsoft knows this, and they entered into some sort of agreement a while ago for other disk stuff.

[#] Mon Nov 10 2008 07:36:15 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That's right.. I had a copy of that at one time (when I worked for VERITAS).

It's fairly buried now.  Symantec now owns that, and I doubt they'll ever release it.



[#] Mon Nov 10 2008 12:23:07 EST from BOFHMike @ My Castle Wall

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Mon Nov 03 2008 14:32:22 UTC from fleeb@uncnsrd (Uncensored)


She's correct.

Windows 2000 is simply another iteration of 4.0.
And they are all just OS/2 hidding in the background waiting for IBM to turn on the Borg homeing beacon and start assimilation. ;)

[#] Mon Nov 10 2008 12:32:51 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That'd be funny.

[#] Mon Nov 10 2008 15:14:32 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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what would be funny is if there was still a file called 'os2.dll' in the windows directory in vista.

[#] Mon Nov 10 2008 15:18:22 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Not anymore, apparently. I don't see it on this machine I have at work.

[#] Mon Nov 10 2008 15:42:06 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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I am officially pathetic.

My parents got one of those little cutie notebooks - the ones that are halfway between a palm pilot and a laptop, size-wise.

It runs unix.

I'm still running windows.

I am pathetic.

*hangs head in shame*



[#] Mon Nov 10 2008 15:55:18 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Those things look pretty interesting. Here in the states, I think you can pick one up at Toys-R-Us. I was surprised that you could get Linux or Windows favors of the devices.

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