Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Nov 2006 20:04 UTC, submitted by fireball
ReactOS ReactOS, the open source implementation of a Windows XP/2003 compatible operating system, is announcing a start of a series of interviews with ReactOS developers. The first published interview features the project coordinator Aleksey Bragin. The ReactOS team plans to publish interviews on a weekly basis.
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Alleister
Member since:
2006-05-29

Wine practical runs no Windows software at all. The very few programs supported are an exeption and usually because wine was tweaked to run them, which is bad because it shows that it's generell compatibility is close to nonexistent.

VMWare is a nice solution for ISPs to offer different OSes as an provider option but it is close to useless for the desktop. Not only doesn't it make the slightest bit of sense to switch away from Windows just to stay with windows in an emulated environment but it is also useless for many types of applications plus it is an expensive and slow solution.

So how do the options you mentioned make reactos an waste of resources?

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thebluesgnr Member since:
2005-11-14

Wine practical runs no Windows software at all.

That's not true, welcome to 2006.

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Alleister Member since:
2006-05-29

Well, not a single programm i tryed this year worked on wine. Even some that have been reported to work.
Usually the reason behind this is that i used original software instead of cracked stolen apps. Other times it was because a silver status meant "does't work, but probably could get fixed in wine easily - but noone fixes it".

So welcome to the reality side of year 2006... Wine is far from beeing windows compatible.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Wine practical runs no Windows software at all.

Well, it's a good thing ReactOS doesn't use Wine in any way, shape or form then... because that would make ReactOS just as incompatible

</sarcasm>

Fact is, ReactOS and Wine are attached at the hip.

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Alleister Member since:
2006-05-29

Wine does have to do much more abstraction work then Reactos, because they actually try to map windows functionality to existing Linux functionality while Reactos simply tryes to offer an completly compatible environment.

So Reactos has a chance to be compatible some day, while the same is rather unlikely for Wine.

And Reactos *does not* use Wine, they just cooperating at librarys.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

And Reactos *does not* use Wine, they just cooperating at librarys.

ReactOS very much uses Wine - they sync with Wine code all the time (just look through their changelogs).. Maybe your definition of "use" is different than mine - but if you use code from a project, you're using that project I think.

So basically what you meant to say was "Wine by itself doesn't run much windows software" - which would be a more correct statement... and it really wasn't meant to - thus all the confusion here. Wine is mostly an open-source reimplementation of Windows APIs and libraries. It is not an OS.

Edit: typo

Edited 2006-11-16 20:45

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