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: Unified kernel
by jabjoe on Tue 19th Jan 2010 13:18 UTC in reply to "Unified kernel"
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2009-05-06

You think?

Closed drivers are bad enough. Mainly because no one else can fix or improve them.

But closed drivers from another platform? That forces a stable api in the kernel, which is as bad or worse.

http://lxr.linux.no/linux+v2.6.32/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense...

No, both projects are crazy. Wine on top of a free Linux is the best long term hope for being able to run Windows apps on something other than Windows. But you can bet MS will fight it every step of the way (extend, extinguish).

http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/07/18/analysis_how_ms_used/
History of this almost happening before with Win32.

http://tuxdeluxe.org/node/296
MS and standards

http://lxr.linux.no/linux+v2.6.32/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense...
Why stable driver API are bad

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