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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RE[3]: Hmmm
by fireball on Mon 18th Jan 2010 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
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Except that Linux wasn't trying to be a better Windows... Better OS maybe, but not a clone+1.

It was trying to be better than UNIX (obviously), which commercial flavors were prevailing back then. Noone really could believe that some enthuasist-made OS kernel could become mainstream in future. And I'm sure people were saying "who needs Linux? We have major commercial UNIX implementations, supported by hundreds of skilled people and companies with good reputation.".

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