Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2007 12:54 UTC, submitted by frik85
OSNews, Generic OSes The ReactOS project has released the first release candidate for version 0.3.3 of their Windows NT-inspired operating system. "We just released the first pre-release (RC1) of the upcoming 0.3.3. Certainly, it contains even more bugs than the alpha-quality software could contain, but we are still doing our best to reduce amount of certain glitches and misbehaviour."
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How many people are using react os?
by chuck97224 on Mon 23rd Jul 2007 19:46 UTC
chuck97224
Member since:
2005-08-27

OK, so now I am wondering: How many people really use ReactOS?

I mean really use it.

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fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I have a bowl of Reactos every morning - usually with some Wine. ;)

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ml2mst Member since:
2005-08-27

Now that's an unfair question. ReactOS is still in an alpha phase and the developers warn every user that it's not suitable for every day use by now. For now ReactOS is only interesting for testing purposes.

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n0xx Member since:
2005-07-12

Dude, it's an alpha replacement of the most pirated piece of software ever. Of course nobody uses it! At least not right now...

Give it a good 5 years, let it grow, become sable and compatible enough hardware and applications (Office 200X, DirectX games latter on) and the users will come.

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rhyde Member since:
2007-03-29

>>>>>
Give it a good 5 years, let it grow, become sable and compatible enough hardware and applications (Office 200X, DirectX games latter on) and the users will come.
<<<<<

The only problem is that we've been hearing this (from ReactOS *promoters*, not developers, mind you) for the past 10 years. Indeed, what I usually hear is "in just two more years..."

I wish them luck. They're chasing a moving target and only Microsoft's Lawyers know what will happen if they actually release something that works. It would be cool if they get away with it, but I personally can't see how they won't be trampling all over MS' IP (patents, mind you, not copyrights; the clean room reverse engineering doesn't deal with patents). OTOH, by the time something really appears, maybe all the pertinent patents will have expired :-)

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