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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Yuk
by predictor on Fri 8th Jun 2007 12:39 UTC
predictor
Member since:
2006-11-30

Always sad to see people spending so much time on a project that is doomed from the beginning.

If the lawyers don't kill ReactOS, time will. It is still pre-alpha - IMO at least 3-5 years away from beeing useful on a day-to-day basis. By that time, Windows has evolved even more and playing catch-up is already impossible.

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RE: Yuk
by suryad on Fri 8th Jun 2007 14:15 in reply to "Yuk"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

I dont think ReactOS is trying to play catch up the way you are suggesting. They dont want to do a Vista clone. They want to, it seems, do a basic Windows clone that runs all windows software and has a familiar UI. Thats all. You dont need Vista to run software when you can get along with XP Pro. In all honesty, nLite + XP Pro = awesome. Sure there is Linux and OS X and they more performance and security and UI pizzaz but XP Pro is sort of like a workhorse for me now. No antivirus, no anti malware software and my year old nlited installation is chugging along just fine. I dont even remember the last time I rebooted.

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