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[2]: Waste of time
by Googol on Mon 18th Jan 2010 18:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Waste of time"
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I think you are way off the mark here. While you could argue for most things that double effort is wasted effort (to which I wouldn't light-heartedly sign up to re. your examples), all these projects you mentioned have actually produced some quality, usable code.

But with ReactOS, the waste really lies in that it has never gone anywhere - if I am not doing it great unjustice. I feel like having deja-vus for like a decade... everytime ReactOS gets a mention, I get the impression they got like 98% to go still. That's the difference, others may be wasteful, but they are getting somewhere nonetheless. Not that I care - just saying...

I accept I am doing ReactOS injustice if you were to tell me that actually, it will be as complete and usable as, say Ubuntu, within the next 2-3 years. Or else, yes, it is a waste of time that has been going on for a very long time. People can tinker with it, fine... only, maybe there comes the day where ReactOS news items are about as useful as Duke Nukem ones ;)

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