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XP dead...long live, ReactOS?


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#21 C0ldf1re

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    Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:41 PM

    View PostClaw, on 23 February 2012 - 04:31 AM, said:

    ... I will be one of those users that "will miss my old friend XP" !!!!

    Don't despair.
    Be like me.
    Install dual-boot.
    And keep XP.

    Henry Fielding once said that a rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.

    Live fast. Die young. Leave a beautiful body of code.

    #22 campart

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      Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:23 AM

      XP has been an excellent OS and well supported after HP & Dell (I think) pushed MS into extending it's life. However, while ReactOS looks attractive and is an amazing piece of software by a small team, their progress has been slow because though these are bright guys they do have day jobs to work at. The NT core of XP was, from memory, over 4 million lines of code so tackling something like this as a home project is formidable to say the least. If you would like to try a Linux option then, IMHO, Mepis is very friendly and stable. If you already use Open Office, Firefox and Thunderbird then you will find the changeover very easy. You can, like most Linux Distros, run it straight from the CD or DVD without installing so that you can get the feel of the software, albeit running slowly. Whatever Linux option you choose you will probably be able to run existing Windows software by using the Wine program.
      Best regards to all FBB readers........

      #23 Claw

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        Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:49 AM

        Thanks for that bit of insight,campart.

        #24 Gremlinn

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          Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:32 PM

          Indeed,thanks. Speaking of Linux, i've run across a distro that mimics win 7! I haven't had the chance to try it yet but it sures looks great! It's called Zorin..have a look:

          http://zorin-os.com/


          #25 marko

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            Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:44 PM

            That's a fantastic find Grem - I for one will be checking that out !!

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            #26 Gremlinn

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              Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

              :good: Awesome! The only reason i haven't tried it yet is because the pc i'm on now only has a cd-rom, and this Distro is over 1gb so you will need a dvd to burn it. :)


              #27 Claw

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                Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

                Big pat on the back for the Gremlinn. :good:

                #28 Gremlinn

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                  Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

                  hehe,thnx
                  Sound out if you try it


                  #29 campart

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                    Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:33 AM

                    Have you tried RyanVM Integrator? This is slightly off topic as Gremlinn kicked off with 'XP dead'........ Well, RyanVm may be a way of reviving XP while we all try double booting and choosing our future Linux distros. RyanVM is included among the downloads on this site and provides a method of integrating the MS service packs, drivers and kb updates since your original CD was burned. Effectively you can generate your own equivalent sp4 to give your old OS a fresh final run (without megabytes of debris). You can also eliminate some MS apps which you never use. My system is getting slightly shaky so I expect to try this myself soon. There is a positive and informative write-up here........
                    http://agnipulse.com/2009/04/creating-an-updated-windows-xp-installation-disk/
                    Let the rest of us know how you get on if you try this before I do.
                    Best regards to all the tweakers




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