Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jun 2007 16:30 UTC, submitted by Michael Zandstra
ReactOS "Alex Ionescu, the ReactOS kernel coordinator, has resigned. Alex first joined the project in 2004, around the 0.2.2 release. Since then, he's been at the center of quite a few squabbles about how to code the kernel. However, Alex has also been responsible for completely rewriting the kernel almost from the ground up. Today, about 60% of the kernel code is probably his. The reason for Alex's departure is because of his joining David Solomon's Expert Seminars as an instructor. Because this job would place him in close contact with many Microsoft programmers and also give him access to other Microsoft properties, continuing with the project would have resulted in possible conflicts of interest."
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miles
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2006-06-15

The only advantage of ReactOS is cost.


No. The main advantage of ReactOS is not cost - it's its license.

Its license allows you to do things you can't with Windows - thus enabling a BETTER Windows. You won't have to cope with Windows deficiencies because the system will be implemented in a far saner way. You have the possibility to end up with a system that is far more stable and, more important, far saner.

Even if we might prefer Linux, ReactOS will allow better integration in virtual machines - which, along with a good license, is worth far more than the 500$ of Windows.

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alexandru_lz Member since:
2007-02-11

Its license allows you to do things you can't with Windows - thus enabling a BETTER Windows.

Ugh, at this point I'd say that the license is almost as capable as the code.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the work that has been put up so far, I couldn't do even half as well -- but ReactOS is *still* both slow and unstable. Well, it is a Windows clone after all :-P.

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