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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Nuke'm for ever has yet to produce a playable alpha or beta yet. ReactOS current images are available for install, liveCD and prepackaged VMs.

My grief was really with the minimal thought one-liner suggesting that developers put there time elsewhere because the comment poster feels that the project is not moving ahead fast enough. It's a project I check up on about as frequently as the news articles about it hit the pages but I don't feel the personal justification to demand where developers spend there leisure time. Even if it's only increased the involved developer's understanding of win32 back end, that's a benefit.

It's much like the people who think that "Linux" (ignorantly meaning everything that happens to use the kernel) needs to be consolidated into a single master distribution before it will ever gain desktop retail success. They look at market share as if it somehow indicates more than the quality of one's marketing and sales teams. They assume that any distribution based on the kernel should be focusing on that one person's primary interest of retail measurements. As if the distributions and developers have some obligation owed to that one individual.

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