Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2007 21:46 UTC
ReactOS ReactOS 0.3.3 has been released. "The Win32 subsystem is in the beginning of a total overhaul to make it completely compatible with NT5 which may introduce various drops in application compatibility from time to time, however in the 0.3.3 release it has had a positive impact on stability and compatibility with Win32 applications. As a generic result of these internal changes, the system feels a lot more stable in comparison to previous releases, and could be run on a real hardware (though usual limitations still apply - no USB, SATA, NTFS)." The screenshots page has been updated as well.
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RE[2]: Shifting targets
by sweiss on Thu 13th Sep 2007 07:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Shifting targets"
sweiss
Member since:
2005-10-01

"...newest buggy release from Microsoft."

Just wait and see how bug-free ReactOS will be when it is finally released, if ever.
I doubt you will be satisfied with its quality.

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RE[3]: Shifting targets
by dylansmrjones on Thu 13th Sep 2007 08:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Shifting targets"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I doubt you will be satisfied with its quality.


Out of pure curiosity I ask: Why is that? What would make ReactOS so unstable and inconsistent that it would dissatisfy me? Would it give me as many BSODs as NT4 did? Win2K and Win2K3 are much better than NT4, but lacks consistency in the interface.

Considering the amount of bugs in GNU/Linux, *BSD, Windows 2K/XP/2K3 and pretty much all software only poor performance and lack of stability can dissatisfy me. But I doubt that ReactOS 1.0 will have poor performance and low level of stability. FLOSS software generally don't reach the 1.0-milestone without having good performance and stability. Gnome 1.0 was an exception to that rule (as stable as windows 3.x).

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RE[4]: Shifting targets
by sweiss on Thu 13th Sep 2007 13:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Shifting targets"
sweiss Member since:
2005-10-01

Linux, for example, took quite some time to "get there", and that is just a kernel. Windows is much more than that - It is a kernel, a graphical subsystem, other built-in applications etc.

I am currently using KDE 3.5.7, and I can still find fixed use-cases which cause software to crash.
Bug-free certainly isn't the highlight when it comes to open source software. QA and bug fixing are simply not as fun as implementing new features.

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RE[4]: Shifting targets
by WyldStylist on Thu 13th Sep 2007 12:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Shifting targets"
WyldStylist Member since:
2006-12-30

Reactos still runs on fat32 harddisks NTFS development hasnt even begun , they should have focused on ditching the overactive desktop concept too since you cant totally remove it from reactos even if you choose to , they should also keep it minimal and get the most importain things running on it before adding wormholes such as RPC service and stuff , makes me believe they want their os to be phoning home.
Furthermore the size is quite big for not having all basic functionality such as Ntfs plug & play support and full drivers support .
But Since Vista a terrible product has arrived i would really rather switch to reactos provided that in the distant future when everyone made the Vista switch they reverse engeneer it to support both Nt5 and Nt6 series of driver support.

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RE[5]: Shifting targets
by dylansmrjones on Thu 13th Sep 2007 12:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Shifting targets"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

... ?

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