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Post by JPB18 on Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:22 pm

I´m currently starting this topic in a Virtual Machine equiped with an Open source Windows like OS called ReactOS.

ReactOS

Unfortunately, as it is in high alpha stages it seems to have lack of some functions... It doesn´t have the "Alt Gr" function key (aperently, maybe I´ve to play with the Regional Options...), and the default installer is lacking the access to some programs (I´m using Firefox 2 thanks to that...).

Anyway is fully capable of playing games like Halo:CE and is capable of networking access...

Maybe in the next years we will have a free windows like OS out there.

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Re: ReactOS

Post by emmy on Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:04 pm

isn't there a config program which allows you to change hotkeys?

i highly doubt it though, gates will probably sue them. and they'll win too, probably.
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Re: ReactOS

Post by JPB18 on Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:11 pm

Not actually... MS did made an agreement with them to show parts of the Windows OS source and allow them to finish the work in a new OS...

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Re: ReactOS

Post by emmy on Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:59 pm

Oh, then it can't be trusted.
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Re: ReactOS

Post by Thingy on Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:04 pm

He..Hehe... AHAHAHAHAHA! WINDOWS! FREE! HELP! OH GOD *10 minutes of laughing later*

I mean, do you know how hard they've been trying to kill the free software market? They've paid millions if not billions to keep the majority of the good games off linux and mac! They've paid corporations to make their software incompatable with linux and sometimes even wine! Unless the 3 ghosts of christmas visited gates, they're not about to change any time soon.
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Re: ReactOS

Post by Darkwing on Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:27 pm

there's a movie, i forgt what it's called, but it's about a bunch of young people who are realy good with computers and they make software open sourcedc for people, and then this massive company hires one of them and they kill anyone else who would have knowledge of this new thing they're inventing and they're trying to stomp out open sourcing, oh come on, we even own the bloody movie, hmmmm, guess i'll have to go look through the dvd collection

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Re: ReactOS

Post by JPB18 on Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:40 pm

LOL... Dw, what's does that have to do with the topic?

Anyways it's based in an outdated version of windows: Windows NT, maybe they alowed it because of that...

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Re: ReactOS

Post by Darkwing on Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:46 am

anti trust, that's what it's called, and it has to do with massive corporations *cough*microsoft trying to smother out open sourcing

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Re: ReactOS

Post by darkjedi on Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:06 am

Cool!

Open source windows? Not just a dream.
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Re: ReactOS

Post by emmy on Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:44 am

no, not just a dream, a NIGHTMARE.

trust me. windows supporting free software CANNOT be trusted. it's like trusting Osama Bin Laden when he supports the victims of 9/11.

CANNOT be trusted.
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Re: ReactOS

Post by JPB18 on Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:07 pm

Well... Windows itself always suported open source... or microsoft would have blocked OpenOffice.org on their OSes in favour of MS Office... The problem here is... This project it's so slow that I doubt it could ever be finished!

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Re: ReactOS

Post by emmy on Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:31 pm

JPB18 wrote:Well... Windows itself always supported open source...
No, they tolerated it. That's different.
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Re: ReactOS

Post by JPB18 on Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:33 pm

When talking about crappysoft suporting is indeed equal to tolerating...

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Re: ReactOS

Post by darkjedi on Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:08 pm

emmy wrote:no, not just a dream, a NIGHTMARE.

trust me. windows supporting free software CANNOT be trusted. it's like trusting Osama Bin Laden when he supports the victims of 9/11.

CANNOT be trusted.
Not exactly. That's of course taken to the extreme.

I actually don't blame windows for not being open source.

People like to make money. It's that simple.
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Re: ReactOS

Post by Reaper(KF) on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:27 am

How are you supposed to make money when other buisnesses are out there draining your income with something you've made or ripped off.

Of course there is also the drain of bribery...

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Re: ReactOS

Post by Thingy on Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:24 am

Yep. This is for everyone who thinks they're going to get a good, free windows.




Like i said, they've been doing their very best to kill the free stuff on the software market. Hell, they've been trying to kill the mac.
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Re: ReactOS

Post by emmy on Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:35 am

truth.

heh, there's a roal dahl for every situation.
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