Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2007 18:38 UTC, submitted by fireball
ReactOS The opensource Windows-compatible operating system ReactOS released a status update today. The highlights are the ability to run OpenOffice.org 2 applications (screenshots), kernel bugfixes, a restructured win32 subsystem, and plans about the next release (December 2007).
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Now this is *astonishingly* impressive.
by meianoite on Wed 14th Nov 2007 19:08 UTC
meianoite
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2006-04-05

I'm at loss of words here. "Amazing" doesn't begin to do justice to what those guys have accomplished here.

My greatest, broadest, widest, highest, deepest congratulations to the ReactOS team!

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Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

ReactOS is a great project that has much potential, especially in a few years when it really gets more and more polished. I guess it represents thousands and thousands of hours to develop such a system reverse-engineering a system like Win32, damn, these guys are crazy, it's mad. They must be highly skilled as well. I hope one day I can use ReactOS in my daily tasks just like I'm using Windows XP now. I think ReactOS should have a lot more momentum for what it is and for the potential it has, heck, if it had the hype Ubuntu has, with many donations and developers, it could evolve a lot faster and, who knows, some companies could be starting switching their Windows installations to ReactOS :-)

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Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

Pretty impressive in terms of the skill of the developers, but I don't think your going to see many companies switching. They have windows, why would they switch to a something that is so like windows that they probably wouldn't even notice the difference.

If any comapnies do switch it will be small one man companies, with the one man running it being an OSS nut and MS basher. In the real world, businesses don't care for the MS is evil spin. Look at all the case studies you see on people switching to OS.

Look at these 'major' switches to OO.org
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Major_OpenOffice.org_Deplo...

Please, are any of these really going to help? Does the boss of Tesco really care if Swadelands School in Kent switches to OO.org? Does any big company? We all know that these switches were made by the IT manager who is a linux fanboy. In Six months this school will be back to MS Office when they realise that they can't open all there old excel files or read everybodies old word files exactly as before.

Edited 2007-11-15 09:11

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