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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RE: Really?
by gedmurphy on Thu 15th Nov 2007 00:01 UTC 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[3]: Really?
by Valhalla on Thu 15th Nov 2007 01:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Really?"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

well, I don't think your have to hate or even dislike Linux to find Reactos an interesting and useful project. my personal favourite alternate OS-in-the-making is Haiku, but even so I'm certain that of all the alternate OS's in progress Reactos has the biggest chance of actually attracting a substantial user base given that it is a clone of windows. it will have a ton of software and drivers available, the lack of which is the very achilles heel of every other alternate OS out there.

I read in one of the newsletters (iirc) that there were a new explorer-like shell in Reactos which unfortunately didn't work yet due to incomplete shell functionality, is there any chance it will work in the upcoming Reactos 0.3.4?

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