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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Why not ReactOS?
by MightyPenguin on Thu 7th Jun 2007 18:03 UTC
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2005-11-18

Because if it has basically the same support as wine I'd rather just run my Windows apps in Linux then have to reboot than run an entire VM for it which WILL be slower than wine.

If wine can get copy protection stuff working than the last reason most people would need ReactOS over wine will be gone.

The only other reason would be some specialized device driver that only Windows has. And there are very few of those out there.

Of course you could use this to deploy Windows apps if you don't have a copy of Windows. But it will be awhile before it's stable enough for that.

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RE: Why not ReactOS?
by KenJackson on Fri 8th Jun 2007 18:01 in reply to "Why not ReactOS?"
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2005-07-18

Because if it has basically the same support as wine I'd rather just run my Windows apps in Linux then have to reboot than run an entire VM for it which WILL be slower than wine.

Yes! That's exactly my view when it comes to running Windows apps.

But I still like the idea of ReactOS, and I hope it survives and thrives. There are people who (gasp!) prefer Windows. ReactOS will give them the license benefits of free software while not making them learn another system. And I also am somewhat surprised that it doesn't have a larger following.

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