Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jun 2009 22:20 UTC
ReactOS ReactOS, the project to create a Windows NT-compatible operating system, has published another news update with some interesting news items. The legal position of the ReactOS Foundation has been strengthened, and now has a VeriSign certificate that might help other open source projects as well, the new ATA driver is more or less complete, and there's some progress in the area of video drivers.
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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Sounds good actually, but it'd require modifications to application menus, or an additional panel application to get some integration with virtual OS. It sure would be nice to have a few new menu entries whenever the VM was running: configure, browse disk, copy to/from clip board (even better would be to automatize that), synchronize calendar/mail/address book/etc.

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destraht Member since:
2006-08-07

Maybe some of these things could be done with a small TCP/IP server/client between the two OSs? Perhaps the same program code source could run on either OS depending which way you were virtualizing?

Then in the Windows software Add/Remove menu there would be a program called "Ubuntu Integration".

Keep the dream alive people!

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Maybe some of these things could be done with a small TCP/IP server/client between the two OSs? Perhaps the same program code source could run on either OS depending which way you were virtualizing?

Then in the Windows software Add/Remove menu there would be a program called "Ubuntu Integration".


Sure, it'd be very easy to implement such functionality, you just need someone to actually do it. We have access to the ReactOS sources and all so there is nothing stopping us from having two-way integration. Too bad I don't know a single thing about Win32 programming, otherwise I'd probably try something myself ;)

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