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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RE[2]: WIN32
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 8th Jun 2007 09:43 UTC in reply to "RE: WIN32"
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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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