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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Really?
by jgotsch on Wed 14th Nov 2007 23:05 UTC
jgotsch
Member since:
2006-06-01

I think ReactOS is interesting and impressive from a conceptual standpoint. On the other hand, I don't see what all the hubub is about. It is still a long ways from being fully MS Windows driver compatible. By the time it is reaching maturity, MS Windows will have taken another turn. And ReactOS is pretty darn ugly to look at. Sorry. I think you're better off w/ Linux.

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RE: Really?
by gedmurphy on Thu 15th Nov 2007 00:01 in reply to "Really?"
gedmurphy Member since:
2005-12-23

> Sorry. I think you're better off w/ Linux.

not everyone likes linux.
in fact some people absolutley hate it

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RE[2]: Really?
by autumnlover on Thu 15th Nov 2007 01:12 in reply to "RE: Really?"
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

You're right. I am using and try to explore Linux (Ubuntu) everyday for about one and half year, even try to help my family and friends with that, but still feel somehow "alienated" or as it is just a one big Internet-centred appliance with lots of plug-ins and addons, and not just an all-purpose operating system. Maybe because I am also an PC gamer and simply cannot close word processor or Amiga emulator, plug-in joystick and launch "Forgotten Battles" or immerse myself into world of "Diablo 2" on Linux. Im quite sure it is not caused by ten years spend using Windows alone - before PCs I used and played on Amigas and 8-bits - almost ten years before first "wintel" PC get into my home in January of 1995.

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RE: Really?
by KenJackson on Thu 15th Nov 2007 02:42 in reply to "Really?"
KenJackson Member since:
2005-07-18

I think you're better off w/ Linux.

Well, obviously! But the problem is, like it or not, we live in a Windows world. People, companies and governments just assume that if you are using a computer, then obviously you are using Windows. Wine fills a lot of my needs, but it would still be nice to some day have a machine close at hand that's running ReactOS and running more stable than Windows.

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RE: Really?
by kaiwai on Thu 15th Nov 2007 03:03 in reply to "Really?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

It is licenced under GPL; the driver API which is used on ReactOS and provide compatibility *could* be ported to Linux so that Linux (and other operating systems) can take advantage of the giant pool of Windows drivers.

Even if you don't use ReactOS, in the future, you might be a beneficiary of its work.

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