Sure, we're a going concern that relies on revenue to make sure the bills get paid. However, this doesn't mean that you have to engage us in a project, or attend a seminar to find inexpensive (and FREE) resources available from OSR. The good news, is that you can find them all at OSR OnlineTM.
Looking for peer support for developing Windows system software? OSR hosts four important lists that you should be aware of. Why do we do it? Well, we started out by benefiting from posts in the Compuserve forums years ago...we're just trying to keep that spirit alive today.
- NTDEV This list is dedicated to the development of drivers for the Windows family of operating systems. Looking for Win32 or user-mode peer support? Not here. But if you've got a design, implementation or support issue with a Windows kernel-mode driver, this is the place to be. Inhabited by newbies, seasoned veterans, and even the Microsoft developers... Take the opportunity to learn from your peers to get over that particular development hump.
- NTFSD Developing file systems or file system filter drivers? You need to be intimately familiar with the topics discussed on this list. Really...you can't afford not to partake of the information that is exchanged in this list.
- WINDBG Having trouble debugging a particularly thorny issue? Do you find it impossible to make WinDbg do what you want? This is the list for your issues
- NTTALK Hate/Love some feature in the Windows I/O subsystem? Think Linux does it better/worse? Want to hold forth on why nobody ever will (or perhaps should) be able to write drivers in C#? Why C++ is a plague on human kind? This is the list for you. Free-flowing, rambling, sometimes even intelligent and thought provoking... that's what you'll find on NTTALK.
The NT Insider
Every other month, you can look forward to reading articles covering all sorts of system software topics. Articles range from general topics like the "Kernel Mode Basics" series that ran a couple of years back to more specific topics such as, "Multi-Interface Devices in KMDF", "Sharing Memory Between Drivers and Applications" or "The INs and OUTs of Device Object Protection".
What else? How about reviews of books or tools that are pertinent to Windows system software developers? How about Q & A via "Hints from Hector", or the prophetic prose of "Peter Pontificates"? We've got all that. A must read newsletter...and it's FREE!!!
Tools & Utilities
Home of the famous DeviceTree and IRPTracker utilities, as well as a couple dozen other tools, applications and code samples.
If you're looking to hire or looking to be hired in the Windows system software field, you can't get any better than free online job postings for full-time, permanent positions.
Maybe you need to pick up a copy of Windows NT File System Internals. Or, the popular OSR USB-FX2 Learning Kit. Or, a 1394-based device that is known to support WinDbg. For all the "little" things that make your life as a driver dev easier, there's the OSR Online Store.
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