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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RE: Waste of time
by gedmurphy on Sat 6th Jun 2009 09:34 UTC in reply to "Waste of time"
gedmurphy
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The NT design is very strong and the fundementals haven't changed since the days of cutler.

Unless Microsoft drop the NT architecture, then reactos will always be relevant.

The inner workings of Windows 7 aren't all that different from windows XP. Once reactos has a stable base the extra work to get Vista/win7 only software to work will include adding any new API's (some of which reactos already supports) and adding support for the new driver model.

So, the moving target reactos is chasing isn't moving quite as fast as people believe.

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