ReactOS Alternative to Microsoft Windows Under Development

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Tecknomage, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Tecknomage

    Tecknomage Guest

    Tecknomage, Sep 26, 2013
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  2. Spam, multi-posted to 5+ groups.
     
    Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sep 26, 2013
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  3. Tecknomage

    VanguardLH Guest

    ReactOS is a Windows 2000 clone but he posts in a Vista newsgroup
    instead of the microsoft.public.win2000.general newsgroup.
     
    VanguardLH, Sep 26, 2013
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  4. ReactOS is a Windows 2000 clone but he posts in a Vista newsgroup
    instead of the microsoft.public.win2000.general newsgroup.[/QUOTE]

    Indeed - and multi-posted (instead of cross-posted) to 4 other
    newsgroups where it is only peripherally relevant, and only contains a
    teaser line and a couple of links. That equals spam, in my book.
     
    Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sep 26, 2013
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  5. Indeed - and multi-posted (instead of cross-posted) to 4 other
    newsgroups where it is only peripherally relevant, and only contains a
    teaser line and a couple of links. That equals spam, in my book.
    [/QUOTE]

    It is:
     
    David H. Lipman, Sep 26, 2013
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  6. Tecknomage

    Tecknomage Guest

    On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:34:18 -0400, Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Q> article <l2204v$okd$>...
    Q> >
    Q> > Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote:
    Q> >
    Q> > > On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:07:20 -0700, "Tecknomage"
    Q> > > <>...
    Q> > >
    Q> > > Spam, multi-posted to 5+ groups.
    Q> >
    Q> > ReactOS is a Windows 2000 clone but he posts in a Vista newsgroup
    Q> > instead of the microsoft.public.win2000.general newsgroup.
    Q>
    Q> Indeed - and multi-posted (instead of cross-posted) to 4 other
    Q> newsgroups where it is only peripherally relevant, and only contains a
    Q> teaser line and a couple of links. That equals spam, in my book.

    Not if you bothered to use the links. My original message was a
    heads-up to all Windows groups to let everyone know ReactOS existed.

    If you had gone to the ReactOS link....

    "ReactOS® is a free open source operating system based on the best
    design principles found in the Windows NT® architecture (Windows
    versions such as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 are built
    on Windows NT architecture). Written completely from scratch, ReactOS
    is not a Linux based system, and shares none of the UNIX architecture.

    The main goal of the ReactOS® project is to provide an operating
    system which is binary compatible with Windows. This will allow your
    Windows® applications and drivers to run as they would on your Windows
    system. Additionally, the look and feel of the Windows operating
    system is used, such that people accustomed to the familiar user
    interface of Windows® would find using ReactOS straightforward. The
    ultimate goal of ReactOS® is to allow you to use it as alternative to
    Windows® without the need to change software you are used to.

    ReactOS 0.3.15 is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not
    feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing
    purposes."



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    Computer Systems Specialist
    IT Technician
    (retired)
    San Diego, CA
     
    Tecknomage, Sep 27, 2013
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  7. On Fri, 27 Sep 2013 08:08:35 -0700, "Tecknomage"
    Still multi-posted instead of crossposted,
    still not directly relevant to the groups
    (*especially* since it is still in "alpha stage")
    Still spam.
    I don't go to spammed links.

    --
    Zaphod

    If I had two heads like you, Zaphod,
    I could have hours of fun banging them against a wall.
    -Ford Prefect
     
    Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sep 27, 2013
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  8. Your original message was spam.

    When you Multi-Post the same text or essentially the same text to multiple news groups it
    is spam. If you felt this information warranted dissemination it should have been
    Cross-Posted to no more than 5 or six news groups. If the subject matter is Off Topic
    then the subject of said Cross-Posted message should have "OT:" prepended to the subject.
    In this case it was Off Topic subject matter as the subject matter did not specifically
    pertain the the OS discussed in each of the news groups you posted to.

    As it was, you Multi-Posted message was spam and spam won't be tolerated.

    Please learn friom this and please do NOT do it again !
     
    David H. Lipman, Sep 28, 2013
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  9. Tecknomage

    Tecknomage Guest

    On Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:40:24 -0400, Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Q> On Fri, 27 Sep 2013 08:08:35 -0700, "Tecknomage"
    Q> <>...
    Q> >
    Q> > On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:34:18 -0400, Zaphod Beeblebrox
    Q> >
    Q> > Q> article <l2204v$okd$>...
    Q> > Q> >
    Q> > Q> > Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote:
    Q> > Q> >
    Q> > Q> > > On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:07:20 -0700, "Tecknomage"
    Q> > Q> > > <>...
    Q> > Q> > >
    Q> > Q> > > Spam, multi-posted to 5+ groups.
    Q> > Q> >
    Q> > Q> > ReactOS is a Windows 2000 clone but he posts in a Vista newsgroup
    Q> > Q> > instead of the microsoft.public.win2000.general newsgroup.
    Q> > Q>
    Q> > Q> Indeed - and multi-posted (instead of cross-posted) to 4 other
    Q> > Q> newsgroups where it is only peripherally relevant, and only contains a
    Q> > Q> teaser line and a couple of links. That equals spam, in my book.
    Q> >
    Q> > Not if you bothered to use the links. My original message was a
    Q> > heads-up to all Windows groups to let everyone know ReactOS existed.
    Q> >
    Q>
    Q> Still multi-posted instead of crossposted,
    Q> still not directly relevant to the groups
    Q> (*especially* since it is still in "alpha stage")
    Q> Still spam.
    Q>

    My eMail client does not easily allow corssposting, which is why I
    posted the way I did.

    A possible MS Windows alternative "not directly relevant" to Windows
    groups? Really? Especially as a heads-up to Windows users who may be
    interested that ReactOS exists and want to keep an eye on development.

    There ARE people who like to know about developments in Operator
    Systems. I'm a retired Computer Specialist and IT Technician (30+yrs)
    and keep an eye out on such things.


    OT: I have a Ubuntu Linux Laptop which I got pre-retirement just to
    see how Linux works. Linux IS a better OS than MS Windows.


    Q> > If you had gone to the ReactOS link....
    Q>
    Q> I don't go to spammed links.

    Your loss.


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    Computer Systems Specialist
    IT Technician
    (retired)
    San Diego, CA
     
    Tecknomage, Sep 30, 2013
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  10. Tecknomage

    Tecknomage Guest

    On Sat, 28 Sep 2013 07:18:18 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

    Q> From: "Tecknomage" <>
    Q>
    Q> >
    Q> > Not if you bothered to use the links. My original message was a
    Q> > heads-up to all Windows groups to let everyone know ReactOS existed.
    Q> >
    Q>
    Q> Your original message was spam.
    Q>
    Q> When you Multi-Post the same text or essentially the same text to multiple news groups it
    Q> is spam. If you felt this information warranted dissemination it should have been
    Q> Cross-Posted to no more than 5 or six news groups. If the subject matter is Off Topic
    Q> then the subject of said Cross-Posted message should have "OT:" prepended to the subject.
    Q> In this case it was Off Topic subject matter as the subject matter did not specifically
    Q> pertain the the OS discussed in each of the news groups you posted to.
    Q>
    Q> As it was, you Multi-Posted message was spam and spam won't be tolerated.
    Q>
    Q> Please learn friom this and please do NOT do it again !


    Gee.... Nice to know you dictate standards for News Groups. When were
    you elected to your post?


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    =========== Tecknomage ===========
    Computer Systems Specialist
    IT Technician
    (retired)
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    Tecknomage, Sep 30, 2013
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  11. I have been on Usenet for twenty years and I have read numerous News Group
    FAQs and Charters. I have read "FAQ: Current Usenet spam thresholds and
    guidelines" and do my best to ab ide by FAQs, Charters and Usenet Etiquette
    set in RFCs.

    Archive-name: usenet/spam-faq
    Posting-Frequency: weekly
    Last-modified: 1998/11/10

    Which states...
    Excessive Multi-Posting (EMP) has the same meaning as the term "spam"
    usually carries, but it is more accurate and self-explanatory. EMP means,
    essentially, "too many separate copies of a substantively identical
    article."

    "Substantively identical" means that the material in each article is
    sufficiently similar to construe the same message. The signature is
    included in the determination. These are examples of substantively
    identical articles:

    - byte-for-byte identical messages
    - otherwise identical postings minimally customized for
    each group it appears in.
    - advertising the same service.
    - articles that consist solely of the same signature
    - articles which consist of inclusions of other user's
    postings, but are otherwise identical.

    So don't attack me for telling you long established and published Usenet
    standards. Heed the message, not attack it !

    While I am at it...
    RFCs on Usenet etiquette and standards dictate thatr A Usenet signature
    start with a signature delimeter "-- " and should not exceed four lines
    after the delimter. Yours exceeds that by one line.
     
    David H. Lipman, Sep 30, 2013
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  12. On Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:33:36 -0700, "Tecknomage"

    So, your client *is* capable, you are just too lazy to do it the right
    way. Right, sorted.

    If you are too lazy to use your current client properly, then get a new
    client that makes it easier on you - especially since it seems to have
    a really bad idea of how to properly quote from previous articles.

    A half-baked clone of an old version of Windows is not relevant to
    later versions of Windows. Just like it would not be relevant for me to
    post about Windows 2000 in a Vista group, it is inappropriate to post
    about ReactOS in a Vista group.

    Then do so in the correct group. alt.comp.os.windows-2000 is likely the
    only remotely related Windows group. Off the top of my head,
    comp.os.misc would be another related group, there may be others. It is
    up to you to find them, not me.
    Nope, no loss here - I'm completely uninterested in an OS that is thus
    far failing in its attempt to mimic a more than decade old OS. I
    *might* be interested in an OS that is attempting to mimic a more
    modern version of Windows - but probably not if it is failing.

    --
    Zaphod

    "Yeah. Listen, I'm Zaphod Beeblebrox, my father was Zaphod Beeblebrox
    the Second, my grandfather Zaphod Beeblebrox the Third..."

    "What?"

    "There was an accident with a contraceptive and a time machine. Now
    concentrate!"
     
    Zaphod Beeblebrox, Oct 1, 2013
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