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[2]: Waste of time [skeptic]
by Vanders on Sat 6th Jun 2009 09:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Waste of time [skeptic]"
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In my experience, projects either come up with something you can "almost" use within 1-2 years or they never do. Examples: Linux (went from 0.01 to v1.0 within a couple of years), FreeDOS. Contra-examples: Hurd, SkyOS, Haiku etc.

How do you know Haiku will never release a working, usable version 1.0?

The reason operating systems take a long time to reach 1.0 is because operating system development is not magic.

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