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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Questions
by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 19th Jan 2010 02:21 UTC
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Does ReactOS have a more complete Win32 and Direct3D implementation than the newest Wine and Crossover releases?

How complete is Windows driver ABI support? For example, could someone install video drivers designed for Windows XP and play Modern Warfare 2 on ReactOS like you can with Wine on Linux?

Supporting Windows drivers is neat, but only if it really works. Linux has drivers for devices across multiple architectures--although some are half-baked. However, Linux can directly use some Windows network device drivers using NDISWrapper.

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