GET G15 PMN NOW: genifun.com/wing15pmn.zip
runs straight ahead on all Windows
by Stein R Weber
Get the zip and unzip it eg to c:\ and you get c:\wing15pmn.
In it you can click on 'win' to start it, ie, win.bat.
You can make an icon on the desktop by right-clicking or such.
Once started, 'delete' button shifts between fullscreen and frame.
You can experiment with two numbers inside win.bat to fit
any monitor size better so that the 1024x768 shows beautifully.
To start the most advanced programming terminal inside the g15 pmn
get app# 3,333,333 called 'third foundation' from norskesites.org/fic3/fic3inf3.htm
or directly from norskesites.org/fic3/3333333.zip and get the
the stuff inside it into the wing15pmn folder. Then you can
start the third foundation by the 'mnt' command at startup.
G15 PMN is totally complete and stable. [The third foundation will
get its two example programs finished in a few months time.]
Have a tutorial first time you start up G15 PMN. It's a world! :)
Or: GET G15 PMN virtual -- Six Easy Steps
On this page you find easiest, fastest, quickest ways to get G15 PMN on
all machines so that you can learn programming, stimulate to clarity of mind,
work with art, create professionally strong essays and manuscripts,
explore the FCM alternative to AI, etc, or: just have great fun!
Or work professionally with G15 PMN programming, with gigabyte sized
databases when run in Windows directly, or under Linux, or, for
refreshing small sessions and with small files, the virtual way shown next.
For ANY version, it applies that G15 PMN is a meaningfully moderate stable and
versionless environment so that what you learn now applies in any decade.
G15 PMN can always be with you, like a friend, to assist sharpening of
thought as well as the making of algorithms and the composing of documents etc.
The small-file approach we present next combines beautiful free open source ReactOS
with G15 PMN!
JUST ABOUT ANY
COMPUTER ON THE
READ THE SIX
--ANY STUDENT CAN FOLLOW THEM!--
AND QUICKLY SCAN THROUGH THE HINTS AFTER,
BEFORE PUTTING IT
TO YOUR COMPUTER
How stable is this, when VirtualBox comes in future versions? We hope that
the eminent VirtualBox.org open source team develops VirtualBox so that there
is a powerful compatibility in future versions with past versions of
.ova's with the GuestAdditions installed--in order to make valuable
packages directly useful in the future. But we'll check it regularly
and if need be do whatever updates that makes sense to do to these .ova's
connected to GuestAdditions. These GuestAdditions from virtualbox.org
both provide display drivers and the 'shared folders' approach to allow
easy exchange of files with underlaying platform.
Get our Reactos G15 PMN . ova (under 300MB).
(right-click and select Save Target or Save Link)
Want an alternative? This alternative form, G15PMNReactos.ova,
is the one with recommend, but it is instructive to start with
the .ova listed just above this to learn about it all. This starts
in a way that allows the machine to breathe more,
so that the boot is both faster and right every time.
This alternative desktop has a useful new icon called INFO:
Click on it, and it'll tell you how to get the most out of it.
Read points about stability etc beneath on this page.
Get our G15 PMN Reactos . ova (under 300MB).
(right-click and select Save Target or Save Link)
Thirdly, yet another alternative, our G15PMNwithjessie.ova,
offers you solid G15 PMN linux stability with huge files
and for many hours of continous performance in each session.
This is an Linux that has exactly what it takes to run
G15 PMN flawlessly on top of eg Microsoft or Apple,
for hours and hours and gigabyte-sized databases etc.
Used for this purpose, this Linux has everything and need
no updates in order to continue to work to do this job.
You can install the newest apps for G15 PMN via the
melting of the Jessie-debian 'PuppyLinux' DebianDog with
VirtualBox and a set of tools to enable GuestAdditions with
shared folders to work well, just about as easy as G15PMNReactOS.
Be sure to get this also! Read about G15PMNwithjessie in the hints!
Get our G15 PMN with jessie . ova (under 700MB).
(right-click and select Save Target or Save Link)
And let's also proudly give you our G15PMSparkles.ova,
a Debian Linux bundled with a variety of open source
some of which includes a fairly safe with to browse
a variety of text/image sites due to the preinstalled
mechanisms in the browsers. A Yoga6d Production Suite!
Note a few workarounds mentioned for Sparkles at the Yoga6d.org/economy.htm
page. This G15PMNSparkles is far easier to get to run than Sparkles,
and it has about the same Shared Folders approach as the .ova's
above. It has a more seamless smooth graphical interface.
You can use the password 'helloyou' to enter it, and
and it takes a little bit more learning to navigate it
so we suggest you begin with the .ova's above. Expect fun.
This one is all in all about 8 gigabytes, given to you
in eleven parts. To join them, right-click on the .001-file
in the most eminent 7-Zip or use this command, in
Linux: cat G15Sparkles.ova.0?? > G15Sparkles.ova
Get ova.001 ova.002 ova.003 ova.004
ova.005 ova.006 ova.007 ova.008
ova.009 ova.010 ova.011
This particular G15PMNSparkles package completed June 25th, 2016.
(right-click and save; each has size 750 million, the #11 under 250MB.)
*IMPORTANT read footnotes about Fine-Tuning G15PMNSparkles
before you start it the first time (bottom of this page).
As a start, please try the topmost alternative, ReactosG15PMN.ova, first.
This is the one this text talks most about, and assumes that you learn, before
you enable the more professional setup of such as G15PMNReactos.ova for swift
performances and G15PMNwithjessie.ova for big files and day-long sessions,
and the G15PMNSparkles.ova for a huge bundle of tools including several
browsers, loads of compilers, and preinstalled NoScript and BetterPrivacy.
The virtual approach works with Microsoft Windows, for Apple OS X, and
for Linux, etc, with remarkable speed, even on not fast computers
--and for very fast computers, the huge huge package G15PMNSparkles is a
further option having most of the kinds of tools you need to compose
your digital world in and out and around the G15 PMN suite of applications.
The speed and compatibility of G15PMNReactos.ova and G15PMNwithjessie.ova
are so good that even in small laptops you can use then for production
purposes. If you have a laptop, it's easier to use function keys if
you get a cheap keyboard to plug in. On many laptops, there's a Fn key that
allows a set of keys to be used as functionkeys, and these typically can
be easily adjusted during startup (ESC-key or the like) so that the Fn Key
doesn't have to be pressed. The use of functionkeys is prominent in G15 stuff.
In any case, you get great G15 PMN capacity here.
Scan through the whole page, also the notes underneath, before you
do the six points to get your computer up-to-date with G15 PMN design.
Note that the six points are easy and doable for anyone who is online
at the types of speeds that have become fairly typical.
How is HIGH SPEED possible, when we use a large emulator program,
namely VirtualBox, to run it? Surely it must be rather slow? NO!
Thanks to the minimalist structure of ReactOS, and how we have
tweaked it to fit with this special-made G15 PMN that is working
in proper green fullscreen 1024x768 mode exactly with just this
particularly early ReactOS, it is a question, not of jogging,
but of FLYING. No doubt this is due to a lot of great work both
by Virtualbox.org folks and ReactOS.org folks. And the
redistributable graphics library SDL is part of this. This is the
total way to get all the small-file-size apps for standard G15 PMN
to work in a way that has as little overhead as possible while using
a virtual approach. For large-file size use the direct Windows
version linked to on top of this page, or use any of the many
other approaches, direct or virtual.
But how can it be that G15 PMN is so fast here? Why?
Because sometimes just everything fits--magically, as it were.
All you need is a computer that does VirtualBox SOMEWHAT well,
and you start up ReactOS with G15 PMN and it does it ULTRA-well.
This is a great way to start up as long as you have some kind of
computer with a screen and a keyboard with function keys and,
ideally, also a separate mouse. Follow other G15 PMN links for
working with Linux when you want more variations and a perfectly
professional version of this language that has no quirks of any
kind. Here's the quick setup for first-timers and written,
I hope, in easy language.
THE 6 STEPS
STEP 1: Get that fantastically general application called VirtualBox
into your computer. It's free, made by Oracle, and it opens up lots
of possibilities, whether you run Microsoft, Apple or Linux.
Go to virtualbox.org and get it and then restart your computer and
continue with point 2.
STEP 2: Get a package that VirtualBox at once will recognise, it
calls these things 'appliances'--sort of application, you know.
This is a package which contains a free sort of mini-windows
in a very early form--but mature enough to run G15 PMN pretty
darned well. Here it is: appliance
Select 'save link' (unless you've done it already, by the link
to the .ova on top of the page). Note where you put it.
STEP 3: You're nearly there! Start up VirtualBox, go to the File
menu on its top line somewhere and find the phrase 'Import Appliance'.
There you'll be able to click on a folder icon and locate that
thingy you got in step 2. It's called ReactosG15PMN.ova and you
have it in your Documents or Downloads folder or something. Got it?
Good! Then you click on NEXT several times, no need to fineread
the next questions.
STEP 4: It should now show, REACTOS it says. Soon we are going to
start it. You could start it now. However make a folder called
sharedfolders0001 first, in your Documents or Downloads area.
You have made the new folder? Now click just once on REACTOS and
select SETTINGS and there you see SHARED FOLDERS as a menu option.
There you use the icon to remove the line that is there and the
icon with a + sign to add this folder you just created. Just click
around and you get these settings right. Motivation: you can put
files in and out of it when you get this right.
STEP 5: Be sure you are aware that you can modify USER INTERFACE
in the settings also, in the ADVANCED part, where you can turn off
an extra MINIBAR or toolline or what they call it. In that way,
you get the pure undilluted full experience of G15 PMN through this
ReactOS without extra menues hanging over or under it. Note that
you should, if you use a mouse with only one button, or a
keyboard without a CTR-key or without functionkeys, read in the
docs for VirtualBox or ask the question through one of the net
forums, how you emulate a two-button mouse on such a mouse,
or what key corresponds to CTR-key if that key isn't there,
and what keys are F1..F12. (See the note about Apple mouse
in the notes that follows this section.) Also note that the Delete
key hasn't any function in this particular setup (inside editors
and such, there are other keys that effect delete, of course).
The Delete key has a function in the Linux version of G15 PMN,
to shift between fullscreen mode and frame mode. In VirtualBox,
right-ctrl F is usually the way to do such a switch.
You can also use right-ctrl Q or a key like that to exit but
the files are best if you can exit 'from within' the platform,
orderly and well.
ANYWAY, STEP 5 is: START IT! (Sometimes, ReactOS starts only if
try more than once.. but who cares? It's beautifully made.)
That's a matter of clicking at the START button in VirtualBox,
or double-clicking at the ReactOS.. line.
STEP 6: You can then, with luck, just click with the mouse on the
startup text inside Reactos, then click ENTER twice (so the text
frame vanishes, see hint about 'stability' below, and the G15PVI
button appears on the bottom of the screen. Click on it and you're
ready to type G15 PMN commands and learn and enjoy programming.
To check how G15 PMN works, a first time, type CAR to start
the main menu, and press lots of LINESHIFTS each time you don't
know what to type. When you see the G15 home menu card, you
can then press CTR-W to activate mouse (W is M on its head).
To start the B9edit editor, for instance, you then click on the
arrow or slash which you see there a little to right of B9edit.
Press ENTER a couple of times to get beyond the screensaver.
Or GEM for the photo editor. Or, in utility menues, lots more,
including an excerpt of an early form of the Anaiis Blondin
type of game. You can go to the app page for G15 PMN to get
updated version of this where the text shows fully.
All these things work--the MNT command to mount an app that
you have fetched over and unzipped by the file manager that
is included in this ReactOS, from disk Z:, to C:\Y6
which has the G15 PMN platform here.
By the way, to exit the B9edit editor, press F1 functionkey.
To exit to the starting place of G15 PMN, press CTR-Q.
To leave G15 PMN and go to the ReactOS around it, type REB
and press ENTER. The GEM exits by functionkey F12.
That was the first G15 PMN car drive! For more, check
out eg the Learning PMN page which you come to by easily
by clicking on the graphics on top right of this page.
HINTS INCL WORKAROUNDS
The ReactOS included is an early version. The G15 PMN as such is
perfectly stable. Here's how to navigate it all--and some other
notes about G15 PMN that might be of value to a newcomer!
* Hint: You can unzip a whole series of .zip files when you
rightclick on a zip file after highlighting the bundle by the
mouse in the included File Manager.
* For maximum stability each time you run G15 PMN, go straight
into G15 PMN after a fresh reboot of ReactOS, and close every
other program before you enter G15 PMN--even close the textframe
that announce G15 PMN is ready. For more about stability, see
the info below on Questions of Ultimate Stability.
Closing a textframe is done by command EXIT or by clicking
on any key eg the lineshift (ENTER) when it is set up that way.
The points in this list mainly concerns ReactOS-.ova's, but
as for stability, the third .ova listed above, the ..withjessie
version, has the full linux stability around G15 PMN both as
for file sizes and so you can run it for eg 5 to 10 hours in each
session, although it takes fairly much more time to start up and
isn't quite as romantic as the ReactOS approach. Read more about
this version in the point just before Questions of Ultimate Stability.
* Restart ReactOS quite often! It's a golden key to use of it.
As a rule of thumb, a G15 PMN should be performed only an hour
before you do the neat quick restart of ReactOS around it,
unless the program requires little RAM and you've checked that
it goes well to run it longer. Use Right-CTRL Q in VirtualBox
(in the normal setup of VirtualBox) if ReactOS becomes 'still'.
* Also, turn it off and restart it if an unusual message comes,
or no proper boot-up, when you boot it. This cleanses RAM well.
You may wonder how come it doesn't behave the same way every
time. But no wonder. VirtualBox and the many other packages
that emulates these commercial CPUs are as complex as the
confused methods by which these CPUs are designed. There's nothing
deeply elegant about Intel or AMD CPUs. They are messy. I know,
for I wrote part of a little emulator for i386 once. The
stability of G15 CPU is due to its immense clarity and elegance
and first-hand whole number 32-bit dedicated design. Read
more about it in other articles on our sites for G15 PMN.
startup. The setup of ReactOS is here tailormade for max
stability of G15 PMN; to achieve that, we reenabled an
even earlier ReactOS "My computer" file manager, so that
inbuilt file manager shouldn't be used much. Instead, we've
installed, via open source project sevenzip.sourceforge.net
a beautiful file manager that is available by the icon
called FILE MANAGER right at the ReactOS desktop. This can
also do zip and unzip for every kind of package and it works
as flawlessly as it can in this environment (it may, esp. for
delete of files, complain of memory but usually you can just
restart it and continue the action and it will work out well).
As Reactos starts really fast, it has a minimalism we quite
like. G15 PMN is stable and is, of course, in itself
composed of an extremely well tested set of first-hand
programs written entirely from scratch. And so, since
G15 PMN is also in a way an operating system, you get
a very clear experience of it by the minimalism
around it. In short, this .ova is a golden key to the G15 PMN
door using any of the world's most typical Desktop and Laptop
computers, as well as a number of other types of computers.
G15 PMN works, then, easily on almost every computer there is.
And that's good news for those who want more holistic,
consciousness-friendly approach to thinking, writing,
image work, drawings and who, e.g. like the author of the
Games of Thrones, want a text editor of the classic typewriter
kind with an atmosphere and ABSOLUTELY NO SPELL CHECKERS.
The B9edit is a totally unique writing experience. Nothing,
anywhere, amongst all the word processors we've seen--and
we've seen many hundreds--has this quality and intensity
of easy-going presence during the writing process. Learn to
love it, it's easy. And, as any other G15 PMN application,
or app, these are all open source G15 PMN programs and work
WITHOUT ANY CHANGE on Linux in two different approaches and on
classic DOS, and, when it's ready, on its own G15 PMN computer
* Workaround: In the File Manager icon on the desktop in our own
setup of ReactOS much much more works than in the internal file
explorers of ReactOS. But nevertheless, do not use the option
'move' file nor eg 'overwrite' file. Rather, use 'copy file' and
'delete file' in suitable combinations. (Don't use the internal
file manager or file explorer unless you check the results.)
* Workaround: Use only files smaller than about 300MB in any part
of ReactOS. More about this in the completing point in this list.
This means that you should have a bundle of .zips instead of one
big .zip when you are importing or exporting a large number of
files. This is due to ReactOS in this early form. However since
you can have very many files indeed, and since this is a very
compact environment with a focus on text and image rather than
on giant audio-and-video setup, it works SPLENDIDLY when you
know it. To handle larger files with G15 PMN, simply use a
Linux around it; G15 PMN files are easily gigabyte sized.
Also, be sure to restart ReactOS after accessing about that
many cards, or more often. Fortunately, it starts very fast
indeed! That's part of the fun with this setup; what is around
G15 PMN is intensely lightweight, lighter than both DOS and
Unix etc. That's also why we want to have EXACTLY this setup
in the future, because the more ReactOS is evolved to handle
complex Windows programs along the lines of Wine in Linux,
it becomes, by necessity, a far larger package in all senses.
* Hint: You can click on TEXTMODE and use commands like these:
copy idisk.g15 idisk.bkp
copy idisk.bkp z:
dir | more
The command C: and the command Z: sets the disk. The Z: is
the sharedfolders0001 when you have activated shared disks
as explained elsewhere on this page.
The CD Changes Directory into the given folder. '\' backslash
is the way to refer to the top level and to the folders underneath.
COPY command should be from within the folder that has the file.
You can also use command DEL to delete and REN to rename although
the included File Manager (via the icon on desktop) is more flawless
for these actions, and in general far more far more flexible and
dependable in how you can copy etc, so stick to using that most.
The "dir" shows you content, you can add "| more" to page it,
when the list is too long, and also file sizes. The * is called
'wildcard' and eg idisk.* means 'idisk, dot, and any suffix".
The ".." conventionally means: let's go one step up, towards
the top level. To go straight to top level, "CD \" will do.
* In the typical VirtualBox setup, Right-CTRL F puts the whole
thing in a frame, so you can mount new CD .iso files or
quit the whole thing if it has stopped, which also Right-CTRL Q
does. So Left-CTRL is what you then use INSIDE the platform.
Keyboards of the PC type may have a windows symbol on it,
and, if so, it will switch back to the ReactOS desktop
EVEN WHILE G15 PMN is running, allowing you to do certain
things there and then return to G15 PMN (although the graphics
will be affected by it as for unused portions of screen).
In such cases, it is of value to do things only with files
outside of the G15 PMN files that are opened by G15 PMN.
Exit G15 PMN before doing anything to those files.
* The black-to-bright computer green has proven
psychologically stimulating and harmonizing for
professional computer work of many kinds. The brain
likes this toning also of photos, and it 'makes up'
its own colors on encountering such an environment.
This is a healthy approach to having the computer as
a brain-and-mind stimulating instrument, rather than
using the computer for sound-and-movement illusion
(video) with lots of colors, for that has a tendency
to passify the brain--overstimulation brings about
an inner passivity. Read about this philosophy in
the docs surrounding our G15 PMN works. Give it a
chance, even if you, in this world of so much
overdone stimulation of all kind via computers
it's unusual--like a vegetarian diet is an unusual
thing for someone who has eaten meat all the time.
But unusualness doesn't mean you won't like it if
you spend some educational months with it.s
* At the time of preparing this package, we had the
core of Third Foundation G15 PMN done, but not its
example programs. So the app# 3,333,333 as included
can certainly be used, as for its core. In other
words, you can straight away, when starting G15 PMN,
type MNT and select menu#1, type lots of 3's, and
press ENTER. Then you get straight into this most
advanced G15 PMN programming terminal, which is also
full of easy-to-use methods for those who wish to
learn G15 PMN as well as do advanced G15 PMN programming.
* When you get an app for G15 PMN you move it from disk Z:
to disk C:, the y6 folder there. You unzip it. Be
sure that the real content of that zip actually gets
into the y6 folder itself, rather than in a subfolder.
In the included FILE MANAGER, this means that you
'unhook' an option to have a new folder made. If you
forget this, you just move the files, by the same
file manager, up to the C:\y6. Then you do a nice
restart of the ReactOS environment, get straight into
G15 PMN and type MNT and type the number of the new
app. Then it'll start.
* The disk Z: is that sharedfolder0001 you prepared above.
The best approach is to exit ReactOS after you've
written to the folder before you read from it in the
surrounding environment; and, conversively, to write
to it before you start up ReactOS in order to read from
it. In this way, you are maximally sure that the files
are actually on the disk and not merely on their way
to the disk.
* Do you use G15 PMN on ReactOS for daily work? Then
backup all your files quite often; and simply import
the ReactosG15PMN.ova afresh every month or so to be
extra sure that the ReactOS has integrity. Do it more
often if it seems the right thing to do.
* Click on the FILE MANAGER icon to access it, and
learn to use this excellent GNU GPL program that
also can zip and unzip files. There are some quirks
with every bit of file management, but usually it's
only a question of restarting the program and checking
how it looks. Once in a while, reinstall the .OVA
from afresh so you are certain that it all has max
quality, like a freshly bought car.
* If you are interested in ReactOS as such, they are
all the time making this stuff better, but there are
many things to overcome. Their newest stuff can run
Mozilla, albeit slowly, on the net, by means of the
'unofficial extras' and then using the Application
Manager. In the .ova's introducing this page, you are
REALLINE rather than online, for your own creative
enjoyment, work and art experience. You can make new
drawings by the ART command when you have a well-tuned
mouse, that moves relatively slowly so you can handle
each curveart pixel. The sky is the limit for what
you can do with G15 PMN, and how you can develop with
it,--the clarity of thought, the depth of insight,
the training of skills in drawing, and also all the
practical things you can do with it.
* You can use a function at one of the utility menues
in G15 PMN to export eg text files you write in it,
to export also .BMP files that can be converted in
the normal manner as explained in readme-texts
inside any of the G15 PMN versions, including this
one, which we informally call 'y6winnt', and
which is kept in backup form as a .zip inside the
ReactOS .ova. Another function imports stuff.
* When you work in a professional manner with this you
may want to have several y6 folders, not just one,
with different names, on the C: drive. That's fine.
Just be sure that G15PVI.EXE and SDL.DLL are in
each of the new folders, together with all the typical
content of the original folder Y6. You can use the
FILE MANAGER to copy it, or you can fetch the Y6.ZIP
from norskesites.org/fic3 and add the two program files.
To start G15 PMN in a separate folder you prepare it
eg by typing this into Notepad:
G15PVI 1024 768
and then save it it, eg, as S.BAT inside the new folder.
In order to start G15 PMN in an alternative folder, eg,
C:\MYNEXTBOOK, you click on the TEXTMODE command line,
and type this:
The importance of closing the text frame that starts the
platform is talked about in the point about The Ultimate
Stability beneath. The command EXIT does this. Note that
the command C: isn't necessary when C: is already chosen,
as it will tell. Also note that command E S.BAT will
open Notepad and allow the S.BAT to be made or changed.
* Are you using Apple or some computer which doesn't
seem to have a two-button mouse? You can always plug
in an inexpensive USB two-button PC mouse on an Apple
and it will usually work with VirtualBox. Also, there's
usually a button that will give you the CTRL function, even
though the keyboard may not have a key with those letters.
Experiment a little and you'll get it right about that key.
You can configure Apple settings so as to get a "right-click"
even with just a laptop mousepad. You might find stackexchange.com
a suitable place to look for answers to this question. Here
are two possibly useful links for info about using VirtualBox
in Apple OS X and such. You can also fine-read the information
given inside your VirtualBox program itself, the SETTINGS
part, for instance, should say something about mouse. Look at it!
here are the links, and you can search further along these lines:
posts in forums suggest--
Info about right-click in VirtualBox on an Apple at apple.stackexchange.com
Info about right-click in VirtualBox on an Apple at haiku-os.org
* When you have opened command line by double-click on TEXTMODE,
then in it you can start G15 PMN. Do please type EXIT to
close this text frame, before you click on the G15PVI to
jump straight into the beautiful graphics of G15 PMN.
See the next point about how this contributes to stability
of the G15 PMN performance, for this early ReactOS handles
fundamentally only one program at a time. When you click on
G15 PMN on the menu or such, you don't have to type EXIT
to close the frame, you just have to press any key and the
text frame will close.
* The G15PMNwithjessie should be used when you have
learned to use the G15PMNReactos above. This is enough Linux
to run G15PMN both of y6 and y6all types fairly flawlessly,
and for intelligent use, mostly realline (ie, "offline")--where
you don't use it online, but for application of your natural
creative intelligence in programming, writing, image-making, drawing,
reading, game-playing or something else, including also some
safe setups for hardware control of a robotic nature, the
Linux is well-tested and in such a realline mode need no
updates as for its Linux part. The G15 PMN you can continually
update with apps all the time, from the G15 PMN App page.
This .ova is twice the size of the topmost .ova; you press ENTER
as soon as it begins to start and then we must put up with lots
of messages and much time to boot it (and to turn it off) but it
can do ANYTHING you like of the Linux type of G15 PMN without
such concern with file size and duration as the Reactos has.
In other words, you can run G15 PMN for the normal set of hours
with millions of cards. The first time, you activate our folder
/root/diskz to communicate with the exact-named sharedfolders0001
that you instruct your VirtualBox to make use of, in the same
way as for G15PMNReactos.ova: click on the G15PMNwithjessie
text in VirtualBox before you have started it up, then click
on Settings, then select Shared Folders, and remove (or edit)
the suggested file location it has and put in the location
of this readable and writable folder, usually in your 'home'
area of your computer, such as in or near your 'Documents'
or 'Downloads' folder. Each session you wish to do something
with the sharedfolders0001, called /root/diskz inside this,
doubleclick on the icon we have prepared with Share Disk Z.
As with ReactOS, we have preinstalled "GuestAdditions"
and this may possibly be in need of update (in which case one
follows instructions by the VirtualBox people as for how to do this).
You activate, as with the G15PMNReactos, this connection by
a double-click on the icon that says Share Disk Z. Then you
can put files to it or fetch files from it using such as the
'Manage Disk Z' icon that we have preprepared on the desktop;
eg to move files between /root/diskz and /root/y6.
The DebianDog starts straight in Administrator (root) mode,
and, as they made it, no password is asked when it starts up;
as a result, you have the opportunity to configure everything
about it. (Again, one doesn't want to go straight to the net any
much using the administrator mode.) The Linux tells of itself
during startup that password for user root is root and password
for user puppy is puppy. Nice and open ;) For better browser safety
when you go to the next on top of VirtualBox, use the G15PMNSparkles.ova
and which doesn't start in the Administrator mode--this is fine
for classic HTML text and image pages, but use the underlaying
browser in the environment that runs the VirtualBox for the more
The working folders as set up are /root/y6 and /root/y6all,
these are the places which you should put Third Foundation app
from the app page of G15 PMN, and other apps as well. In contrast to the
G15PMNReactos.ova, we haven't preinstalled the #3,333,333 app
here, for the ..withjessie is usually not the way the beginner
out anyway, and it is easy to do for oneself, esp as it has
net connectivity inbuilt and a browser that is okay for text and
You can start G15 PMN by double-clicking on the icon for it,
and then press ENTER inside the textframe that opens. The key
to put G15 PMN in a frame so you can do other things is <delete>.
In G15PMNwithjessie you also have two other ways of starting
the G15 PMN, both of them are part of y6all.zip:
 Doubleclick on TEXTMODE.
 Then, depending on whether you want frame or not, type either
You will find that by each click on <delete> a series of
exact screen copies of G15 PMN will be produced, leisurely, to
xo1.bmp, xo2.bmp, xo3.bmp, and up to some number, in each session.
Note that this functionkey works in this way in y6all on condition
that the program is at a point where it is not ignoring the
keyboard; and that it is expected that you press ENTER after each
click on it. Consult the Main page for G15 PMN for quick conversion
utilities of just these .bmp into black-and-white. Keyword: 'bnw'.
Words of caution: When you run linux in emulated form, don't
count on USB use, and unless you're absolutely sure that it
has been configured for this to work in particular, avoid the use
of FTP programs against networks, for such emulators might hook the
ports up so as to create issues. Though for absolutely minimal use
on one or two trusted webpages you can access the net in this mode,
be sure that you don't use it unless you configure a secure username and
switch into this; rather use the G15PMNSparkles.ova larger Linux we have
prepared for using a browser much on the Net. On the pages requiring
to go via the underlaying platform--rather than through VirtualBox.
As with G15PMNReactos, the command 'e' will call on an
easy text editor, in this case Gedit; and command 'off' will
start clean shutdown of the linux from command line. Linux set up
this way is very verbose in pointless messages during startup and
completion and it's good we have ReactOS to relax with! ;)
* Questions of The Ultimate Stability: There are always
at least potential issues that can cause a necessity to restart
such a complex setup as e.g. the messy commercial CPUs with their
hidden set of CPUs inside them, then Microsoft Windows of some
version on top of this, VirtualBox on top here again, and ReactOS
on top of that again. I mean, for instance, the underlaying
platform may for instance generate some kind of popup-frame or
request attention somehow--as an example--in a way that might
possibly 'freeze' a program running in ReactOS. Then one can
always exit by Right-CTR Q or so, but for predictable and
professional work, one would like an absolute minimum of
such 'freezes'. If you follow all these hints--above and below
these points--there might still be occasional 'freezes', but
they will be very rare. The chief point is that when you run
G15 PMN do it without having any other program active,
close even the textframe that announces G15 PMN is ready and
if you wish a program in G15 PMN to run maximally stable when
ReactOS is around it, be sure that you go as directly as possible
into just that program, and then run it for about an hour before
you do the very quick restart of ReactOS around it. Some programs,
when they use little RAM, may on some conditions be run longer, but
You must check it in each case.
Anything requiring more stability should use such as
the G15PMNwithjessie.ova, talked about in the point above.
As an example, let's say you want to run the GoodTime Clock.
But if you have already, in this context with ReactOS around it,
been running the screen saver of G15/GEM, then take a good fresh
reboot of ReactOS around it. [The G15PMNReactos.ova is the version
of the topmost two .ova's that we have tested most, and be sure,
in this, that you exit the File Manager frame that autostarts in
it before starting G15 PMN and also the text frame where G15 PMN
is started.] Not surprisingly, total stability is only found
when G15 PMN is run more directly, and that means: don't bet too
hard on the stability here. If the clock program is run, for
instance, have another clock--e.g. the ..withjessie .ova, beside
it. For ReactOS has in it features that causes it to freeze when
any program has performed for a certain while.
G15 PMN as such is extremely well tested and has in itself
no 'freeze' problem whatsoever, when run correctly. In fact,
G15 PMN has outperformed even our wildest expectations of what
first-hand programming could yield--every application in G15 PMN
that has been completed so far has either none or very few
issues about them, and no 'mysterious freezes' at all.
Remember that you can type EXIT (or exit) inside a text frame
when you use a command in it to start up G15 PMN, and, as said
several times, have absolutely no other frame open when you enter
into the G15 PMN graphics.
* When you need to work with more than about 300MB files,
eg larger than 300MB .zip files to be unzipped by the
included File Manager, then this early ReactOS should
be replaced by something more robust in the nature of
big-file-management around G15 PMN. A particularly large
example, which you also can run in VirtualBox given any
good, fast PC including Microsoft, is the G15PMNSparkles.ova
that you can download in eight <1 GB bundles farily high up
on this page, and merge into a single .ova as explained there.
This is a setup preinstalled with tons of good stuff,
including both y6.zip and y6all.zip G15 PMN for Linux.
This one can handle gigabyte size files with ease.
But the G15PMNwithjessie.ova above runs both y6.zip and
also the y6all.zip version even somewhat faster than
the Sparkles linux, and is by and large perfectly stable. The
G15 PMN in these--and in y6.zip and y6all.zip from
norskesites.org/fic3 can handle gigabyte-sized
files. When you use the Reactos method, the golden limit
is to stick to using around 200,000 cards, when we speak
in G15 PMN terms. A card is about one kilobyte. Twice as many
as 200,000 cards is above the limit that ReactOS handles.
You can create larger files in G15 PMN if you stick to writing
around 200,000 to it each time, and gradually increase the
cardnumbers up to eg 400,000, 600,000, 800,000 etc. You can
use the G15 PMN inbuilt routines to copy and paste similar
portions so as to create a set of files that later can be
merged. You can use such as the Third Foundation 'scan'
function on much more than 200,000 cards, since that's plain
reading from it; and you can write more than 200,000 cards
when you do it on several files, as it seems.
If you push ReactOS much above 300MB in eg creating a single
file of this sort then it grinds to a halt due to RAM.
This is particular to this pre-alpha ReactOS and applies to
the File Manager as well. However for first-hand good work
with images, texts, programs and most databases, when you
have a bundle of files each up to more than 200MB, you
have a lot lot to work on in each session.
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These are packages we will keep on providing in addition to whatever
other solutions we provide. But know that these ReactOS setup have
many issues when it comes to file management, so one mustn't
rely on anything about it that one haven't checked many times indeed,
and one must surely backup quite often.
We have the understanding that the GNU GPL open source work of
the ReactOS team is in accordance with general respect of
copyrights, including the copyrights that Microsoft has; this
is based on our browsing of the docs of Reactos.org and on
reading articles about Reactos.org on such places as softpedia.com.
We are also of the understanding that the particular setup that
we create here, in the spirit of enthusiasm over their project,
respects the copyrights and licenses set up by the ReactOS.org
in a way typical of how open source programs are handled on the
net--such as by not changing any of the inbuilt documentation
at all, by not clouding over original statements by the authors
involved, and by pointing out clearly on this our main download
page for our own spin of their product what their original website is.
However for any particular commercial use of this product you must
go clearly through all questions of all copyrights on your own.
In addition, there's a general statement about such open source
works that they come with NO GUARANTEE of any kind. The
particular package has also a range of copyrights of the freeware
and open source kind and the package must be seen in prolongation
of the websites here pointed to, as well as any additional
websites written about inside the products themselves. To
use this package means to understand what is here said and
respect these copyrights.
Finetuning the G15PMNSparkles
* The RAM here is set to 512MB in the Settings. If you have a PC with
several times that quantity, adjust it up to 1024MB.
* The PC must have a speed several times greater to run G15PMNSparkles
compared to what is required to run G15PMNReactos and G15PMNwithjessie.
It is slow in starting and exiting and somewhat particular about what
screens it like to work with, but, on the pro side, this Linux has
everything, but everything, of utilities, tools, compilers, and
the whole range of applications so that with G15PMNReactos as the
superfast, G15PMNwithjessie as not quite as fast but compact, and
this G15PMNSparkles as a big one, in addition to other such .ova's,
and suitable programs run directly, you have a powerful PC indeed.
* The password, as said, is 'helloyou'. Username is 'patricia'.
* When the menu bar at the bottom of the screen doesn't show itself
in the most elegant way, doubleclick on TEXTMODE and type the single
letter r and press lineshift twice, then press RELOAD and press Close.
* You can get to administrator mode by doubleclicking on TEXTMODE
and type either sudo -i or the quicker-to-type version iii -i
and the same password works. Change password with command passwd.
* The top menu in Sparkles is moved to the left side in G15PMNSparkles
for this makes it stable. Move mouse pointer near left edge of
visible area of screen to open that menu. There you can access tons
of packages by clicking on 'menu' and also adjust volume and turn off.
* If the screen is less than 1024x768 in size, click Menu->Preferences
and select 'Monitor' and set it to 1024x768 or to 'auto' and reboot.
* If the screen is still not showing 1024x768 it is a question of the
VirtualBox version you have versus the GuestAdditions installed. Then
either shift VirtualBox version to a past one, or see if you can install
new GuestAdditions, or tell us and we will try to update this page with
an improved version. Email is just above on this page.
* The G15 PMN performs flawlessly with 1024x768 (at least) as screen size.
* The y6all versions also perform flawlessly. Start them from TEXTMODE,
click cd y6all and type startpro.sh or startprof.sh for these two
versions. These are in the /home/patricia folder.
* The third foundation core is already in place, and also the bnw.zip
that allows G15 PMN screencopies, made in startpro.sh by clicking Delete
at suitable places, to be converted to easy-to-print black'n'white.
* Network settings: this is set to 'Nat' in VirtualBox Settings.
Change it if it doesn't work, the 'Nat' is usually correct in Windows.
* The main browser here has NoScript and BetterPrivacy so it can be
used for text and image classical HTML sites. For things requiring
extra updated browsers and/or extra updated virus protections, it's
probably best to use the environment around VirtualBox rather than
using any of these browser from the past, however well-equipped they
* It takes a lot of time to start and a lot of time to shut down, but
it has a lot of compilers and libraries and programs for professional
work and for fun activity.
* The shared folder is /diskz and writing to it can only happen by
means of being in the administrator mode, so we have prearranged to
put File Manager in administrator mode when you doubleclick on
SHARE DISK Z. To read from it, exit that and open normal File Manager,
and use normal-user mode File Manager to copy from there and paste
in somewhere else in the /home/patricia area (to make it readable eg
from Gimp image editor when opened from menu).
* The IceWeasel (=Firefox) browser opens with the text from the
yoga6d.org/economy.htm place where Sparkles is given, and this
has extra tips and hints on Linux use, some of which may be relevant
even though G15PMNSparkles has improvements over Sparkles.
* Installation of new programs should probably only in very few cases
happens by means of Synaptic, because to use this, one should have
every not just some library updated to the latest versions--a question
of gigabytes of download, some of which may make some parts of it not
work anymore. Instead, you should, as programmer, look at what is
already installed of libraries--it's a lot lot--and try and find the
exact software package that fits just these libraries, manually,
eg from the official Debian .deb database website. You can then
doubleclick on such a selected package in File Manager and hope for
the best when it opens to Synaptic on that package, but do please
take backup of absolutely everything important before you try such.
* It's worth exploring and playing with. Learn it, G15PMNSparkles is just
awesome. It is, in a way, a gigantic library of the best of many Linux
efforts, in one big party.