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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ReactOS compatibility?
by mike_m on Fri 17th Nov 2006 08:20 UTC
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2005-08-30

> Which doesn't mean that they inherit their compatibility problems.

Wine runs a lot more application that ReactOS.

If you compare http://appdb.winehq.org, and http://www.reactos.org/en/screenshots.html you'll see the applications that run in ReactOS are applications that Wine developers have spent time making work (eg. Picasa -> http://picasa.google.com/linux/faq.html, Photoshop, FireFox)

In the end ReactOS is just Wine running on top of a legally dubious NT kernel.

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RE: ReactOS compatibility?
by Alleister on Fri 17th Nov 2006 15:15 in reply to "ReactOS compatibility?"
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2006-05-29

have a closer look at appdb... silver status means does *NOT* work, but might be easily fixed if someone fixes it... and *NOONE* usually fixes it.
There are only a handfull off Apps that have GOLD status, which means "it might work (more or less) if you are very lucky".

Whats especially funny is, the apps Wine get tweaked to run usually have good OSS counterparts.

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