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[4]: Shifting targets
by sweiss on Thu 13th Sep 2007 13:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Shifting targets"
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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[5]: Shifting targets
by dylansmrjones on Thu 13th Sep 2007 15:34 in reply to "RE[4]: Shifting targets"
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... ?

Try again. And this time with some sort of structure in your answer. You don't make sense.

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RE[6]: Shifting targets
by sweiss on Thu 13th Sep 2007 16:01 in reply to "RE[5]: Shifting targets"
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They are doing it on their free time.
It contains several software projects, all by the same crew.
Every software has bugs, and they lack the QA army Microsoft pays for.

The KDE remark was in order to show that even a project of such magnitude, with 3.5.7 for a release number (which is greater than a 1.0 release), still contains trivial bugs in it.

ReactOS won't be any different.

Edited 2007-09-13 16:03

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