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 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
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But, what does ReactOS offer that WINE (or the like) cannot solve? Or virtualization for that matter? Run XP/2000/98/95 in a VM and your problem is solved, for the most part.

Virtualization requires a valid license for the OS (including 98 and 95, they are not vaporware).

Wine is a compatibility layer, not an OS.

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