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looking4awayout

RLoew (1952 - 2019) has passed away.

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3 hours ago, rloew said:

I didn't realize that people would find out so soon about my father's passing. I wanted to express my appreciation of the impact he has had for many of you with all his work on Windows. I got to hear about it for years over meals and I never realized how many people found value in his patches.

It is a busy time right now but I did want to clear the air regarding the patches. I would like them to continue to be distributed, for his work to be remembered and to be beneficial to others. So, please, freely distribute what you may have in terms of the work my dad did. When things are more settled, I will see what I can do regarding anything missing he might have had available and whatever relevant material there might be that someone could use to further pursue his work.

First off, let me thank you ever so much for coming here to post an update, you have no idea how much it is appreciated.

Second, I personally want to extend my sincerest condolences for your loss, to you and the rest of the family. We truly enjoyed having your dad as part of our community. Heh, my heart actually started racing when I saw his username had posted, thinking that somehow we got a bum steer and he was coming to tell us that he was still alive.

But back to seriousness, we understand that it's probably a very busy time for you and the family and we want you to take all the time you need to grieve and take care of important business. But know that even though we didn't get to meet him personally, he was still a friend around here and we treasured the time we had with him. If I may ever be so brazen, was his passing expected or unexpected? You don't have to answer if you don't want to but it may help some of the hurt that some of us feel and give us some closure.

Again, thank you so much for coming and posting this update for us! It really helps to keep up in the loop of things. I'm sure some of our users will greatly appreciate his work not being lost to the world, especially those who are as diehard Win9x users as your dad was.

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5 hours ago, rloew said:

I didn't realize that people would find out so soon about my father's passing. I wanted to express my appreciation of the impact he has had for many of you with all his work on Windows. I got to hear about it for years over meals and I never realized how many people found value in his patches.

It is a busy time right now but I did want to clear the air regarding the patches. I would like them to continue to be distributed, for his work to be remembered and to be beneficial to others. So, please, freely distribute what you may have in terms of the work my dad did. When things are more settled, I will see what I can do regarding anything missing he might have had available and whatever relevant material there might be that someone could use to further pursue his work.

If I may, besides the actual value of the patches/programs he made (some or which are simply invaluable) , it was the value of what he taught us (directly or indirectly) that made him a reference point.

Personally - besides and beyond his work -  I always admired his rigour and staightforwardness, qualities that while they should be "default" for engineers, are not at all common.

We will miss him. :(

jaclaz

 

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Just to make you aware: The Vogons Community was able to provide some of the software sold on rloew's website in the past.

It has been archived on archive.org so it doesn't get lost:

https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Rudolph+R.+Loew%22

If you have bought some software still missing there, you can help extending that library. Just make sure to fill the creator field with "Rudolph R. Loew" so it gets added to that list.

I wanted to create a collection, but that's only possible with a minimum of 50 items. So we'll have to make due by going with the creator name.

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8 hours ago, schmatzler said:

Just to make you aware: The Vogons Community was able to provide some of the software sold on rloew's website in the past.

It has been archived on archive.org so it doesn't get lost:

https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Rudolph+R.+Loew%22

If you have bought some software still missing there, you can help extending that library. Just make sure to fill the creator field with "Rudolph R. Loew" so it gets added to that list.

I wanted to create a collection, but that's only possible with a minimum of 50 items. So we'll have to make due by going with the creator name.

Thank you for the update. I was aware of the compilation a few days ago but I wanted to hold off here until we had official confirmation on the family's wishes on his patches. Since we have gotten the word, we're allowing them to be posted publicly on here. Is there a way to add tags to help those find these easier? I noticed it has to be very specific, so is there a way to add rloew to the package so that if someone happened to search for rloew, it would bring them to the same directory?

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I hope whoever has them will see that ALL of his programs and patches are uploaded and archived at the archive.org link posted above, both the free and pay ones.  They should all be stored together for easy access.

That the family has graciously encouraged that rlowe's work be preserved and distributed is a truly kind and wonderful thing. Their wish, and his memory, should be respected.

Cheers and Regards

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I couldn't agree more, a very generous gesture, which will I hope ensure that Rudolph will never be forgotten by the DOS and Windows 98 preservation community.
I have four of his programs, and I will happily provide them if they prove to be missing from the proposed archive.
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This sh!+ hurts. We lost a pioneer. I will learn and appreciate you guys more. jaclaz and others, I'm truly sorry for our ups and downs. I'm a christian and don't hold ill feelings. I wish we could have help more by knowing the circumstances. The family of rloew, I hope you are blessed abundantly.... I'll forever miss him. Damn!!!!!

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when i see rloew reply at first i was shocked. my deeply condolenses to all your family. his work will be continue to exists eternaly like his memory.

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I come back after a bit of absence and what do I find.... this is really upsetting, RIP

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He was a amazing man , Of course a good friend .

It is honor for me that i once worked with him in some project and learned many thing from him. 

He was pioneer in patching OSes beyond their limit .  He was always straight forward which is rare in today's engineer .

I cannot say anything , i am crying . Heck even i am so late , as i was offline for long .

We will definitely miss him.

RIP

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he will be missed. He helped so many people around the world during his lifetime, and he will always be remembered

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Thanks for permission of distributing the patches. In a case that even source codes become freely available I would be interested in extending the TRIM tool support also on FAT16 FS. I started to write my own TRIM years ago with partial success but after discarding the first block (I checked that it was really blanked) my IDE controller left in some error state with busy LED on and I didn't manage to solve this problem. Nobody can help me with this because not much people knowledges goes so deep and want to share it. RL made it working...

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