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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WIN32
by shiva on Thu 7th Jun 2007 22:20 UTC
shiva
Member since:
2007-01-24

It doesn't care if ReactOS never will be more than a toy OS. Wine is the important thing because with it linux, solaris and other free OSes can run win32 applications.

If MS say that linux infringe their patents, I imagine what they would say about ReactOS legality.

People don't use or like windows. They use windows only to run their win32 apps. If wine permits them to use linux or any other free OS, windows will ruin.

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RE: WIN32
by poundsmack on Thu 7th Jun 2007 22:40 in reply to "WIN32"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

no people use windows because its what is farmilliar to them. people dont change because they dont find a compelling enough reason to. the sys tem is "good enough" for them. if it was a truely bad system and it were broken people would move away from it. the fact is it does things well enough to just get by and that keeps people where they are.

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RE: WIN32
by PJBonoVox on Fri 8th Jun 2007 07:44 in reply to "WIN32"
PJBonoVox Member since:
2006-08-14

"People don't use or like windows"

Awww, *pat pat there there*.

Windows has hundreds of millions of satisfied users. I'm one of them.

Edited 2007-06-08 07:45

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RE[2]: WIN32
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 8th Jun 2007 09:43 in reply to "RE: WIN32"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

"Windows has hundreds of millions of satisfied users. I'm one of them."


I have to admit, for the longest time, I was too. Since Win95 and through Win98SE, Windows was my OS of choice (hated the original Mac, didn't help with my opinion that the ones at school crashed all the time... even in comparison to Windows at the time...). Sure, Win9x was not remarkable in any way... other than maybe ease of use, and it *did* do everything I wanted quite well, and fast, without much problem.

Never really got into those expensive Server versions of Windows, but finally, eventually, upgraded (clean install, obviously) to XP Pro. The added stability really is nice, but it's got so many things that drive me up the wall it's just insane. I won't bother getting into that here, but let me just say... Linux matured enough (for me) by just the right time. ;)

And with Microsoft's future direction, if I ever get another copy of Windows (for backward compatibility with some apps), it will most likely be nothing higher than XP (I can barely tolerate the crap it gives me--I don't even want to see what they added in Vista...). One thing's for sure... for what it is, ReactOS is looking real good. I just hope everything turns out well, and we get a good Windows-like OS with the speed and relative simplicity of the older versions, with the stability and without all the extra annoyances of later versions.

On a side note, Mac OS X is one nice looking OS. Much better than the original, in my opinion. I wouldn't mind owning one these days.

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RE[2]: WIN32
by wirespot on Fri 8th Jun 2007 10:40 in reply to "RE: WIN32"
wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

Windows has hundreds of millions of satisfied users. I'm one of them.


How many are truly satisfied and how many simply don't know any better?

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RE: WIN32
by Chuck Norris on Fri 8th Jun 2007 10:31 in reply to "WIN32"
Chuck Norris Member since:
2007-03-24

It doesn't care if ReactOS never will be more than a toy OS.


Oh yes it does. Imagine 10 years from now, you go to CompUSA and see on the same shelf Windows priced at $699 and Reactos priced at $19, with the same features.

Wine is the important thing because with it linux, solaris and other free OSes can run win32 applications.


Yes, Wine is a fundamental part of Reactos.

People don't use or like windows.


I think you need to get down from your cloud. People do like Windows and have pleasure using it. Probably not developers, but people in general do like Windows, Windows Internet Explorer and Windows Live Messenger. The old days of Windows 98 crashing are long over. My kids always reboot into Windows XP when they want to use the computer and when it's running Ubuntu.

They use windows only to run their win32 apps.


Yep, so do Linux users. They use Linux to run Linux applications. So do Mac users, they use their Mac to run their favorite applications. Makes sense.

If wine permits them to use linux or any other free OS, windows will ruin.



It's beens years that you can find all material to download a user-friendly Linux version, to install Wine in a few commands, and to follow frankscorner.org to install popular Win32 apps on Linux in a stable and free environment. What's the status? Is everybody using Wine in their offices and at home? Has Windows disappeared?

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RE: WIN32
by BluenoseJake on Fri 8th Jun 2007 15:52 in reply to "WIN32"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"People don't use or like windows. They use windows only to run their win32 apps. If wine permits them to use linux or any other free OS, windows will ruin"

Lots of people like Windows, lots of technical people don't. Don't equate your opinion with fact. We are in the minority.

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