Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Nov 2006 20:04 UTC, submitted by fireball
ReactOS ReactOS, the open source implementation of a Windows XP/2003 compatible operating system, is announcing a start of a series of interviews with ReactOS developers. The first published interview features the project coordinator Aleksey Bragin. The ReactOS team plans to publish interviews on a weekly basis.
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Phloptical
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2006-10-10

There are thousands, and thousands of apps out there that are Windows only and Wine won't run. Remember Lindows (Freespire)? Wasn't that touted to be Linux that's able to run MS programs in the beginning?

VMWare, in your example, is pretty much useless too considering you still need to purchase a license from MS in order to run the virtual machine.

I think ReactOS is a valid idea to act as a go-between for the Windows users of the world and those that are OSS only. This should help the "chickan and the egg" syndrome that Linux has.....few apps because there are so few users, and so few users because there are few apps. Personally, I think it's an uphill battle for the ReactOS crowd. MS isn't going to allow them to eat their lunch for very long.

And, yes, I know there are repositories of open source software (Table of Equivalents list) but there's still Windows-only apps out there that a lot people want to run.

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