ReactOS Alternative to Microsoft Windows Under Development


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VanguardLH

Zaphod said:
Spam, multi-posted to 5+ groups.
ReactOS is a Windows 2000 clone but he posts in a Vista newsgroup
instead of the microsoft.public.win2000.general newsgroup.
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

Spam, multi-posted to 5+ groups.
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.
 
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Tecknomage

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

Q> article <l2204v$okd$1@news.albasani.net>...
Q> >
Q> > Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote:
Q> >
Q> > > On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:07:20 -0700, "Tecknomage"
Q> > > <ddq849hemcrccpmm946bvai1r9m5754ccf@4ax.com>...
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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=========== Tecknomage ===========
Computer Systems Specialist
IT Technician
(retired)
San Diego, CA
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

On Fri, 27 Sep 2013 08:08:35 -0700, "Tecknomage"
On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:34:18 -0400, Zaphod Beeblebrox

Q> article <l2204v$okd$1@news.albasani.net>...
Q> >
Q> > Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote:
Q> >
Q> > > On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:07:20 -0700, "Tecknomage"
Q> > > <ddq849hemcrccpmm946bvai1r9m5754ccf@4ax.com>...
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.
Still multi-posted instead of crossposted,
still not directly relevant to the groups
(*especially* since it is still in "alpha stage")
Still spam.
If you had gone to the ReactOS link....
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
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Tecknomage said:
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.
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 !
 
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Tecknomage

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

Q> On Fri, 27 Sep 2013 08:08:35 -0700, "Tecknomage"
Q> <ul7b49hf69eqhf16n9ttkl3b42kl6bpl8r@4ax.com>...
Q> >
Q> > On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:34:18 -0400, Zaphod Beeblebrox
Q> >
Q> > Q> article <l2204v$okd$1@news.albasani.net>...
Q> > Q> >
Q> > Q> > Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote:
Q> > Q> >
Q> > Q> > > On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:07:20 -0700, "Tecknomage"
Q> > Q> > > <ddq849hemcrccpmm946bvai1r9m5754ccf@4ax.com>...
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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=========== Tecknomage ===========
Computer Systems Specialist
IT Technician
(retired)
San Diego, CA
 
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Tecknomage

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

Q> From: "Tecknomage" <tecknode@NOSPAM.invalid>
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)
San Diego, CA
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

On Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:33:36 -0700, "Tecknomage"
My eMail client does not easily allow corssposting, which is why I
posted the way I did.

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 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.

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.
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.

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.
Your loss.
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!"
 

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