Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 16:06 UTC, submitted by fireball
ReactOS The ReactOS project aims to be an open source Windows NT-compatible operating system which can run Windows applications and utilise Windows drivers. Obviously, this is quite a daunting task, and as such, progress has been relatively slow. As a result, project coordinator and kernel developer Aleksey Bragin has proposed a rather drastic solution.
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Waste of time
by diegoviola on Mon 18th Jan 2010 17:37 UTC
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ReactOS is a waste of time, people should just improve on Linux/Wine.

I say this is a waste of time because clearly, ReactOS is not going anywhere, they don't have enough manpower and Linux architecture is much better than NT anyway.

Linux is also much more mature and has lots of people contributing to it every day, the same could be said with Wine, Linux/Wine also have support from companies, etc.

Don't get me wrong, I don't think ReactOS is a bad project or anything, but I don't see them going anywhere unless they get serious and start to get support from companies, or full time paid developers working on it every day.

I think it would be wise to just work on improving Wine rather than wasting time on a big project like ReactOS that requires much more manpower than what they currently have, ReactOS is clearly not going anywhere, and by the time they get somewhere, it will be too late already because Windows will be 1000 years ahead.

Working on improving Wine and running Wine on top of unix-like OS'es is a much better idea IMHO.

Edited 2010-01-18 17:53 UTC

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