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[2]: Live CD
by Rugxulo on Thu 15th Nov 2007 15:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Live CD"
Rugxulo
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2007-10-09

They really should use 7-Zip for their .ZIP archives (or "advzip -z4" from AdvanceComp). It would save them > 1 MB of download size. And if you think that's not enough (times a billion downloaders), a simple .7z archive is much smaller (liveCD is 19 MB for -mx=1, 14 MB for -mx=9). I reported this all to them in IRC a few weeks ago, but I guess everyone doesn't mind such "minimal" time and bandwidth loss. Hey, whatever, their call. ;)

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RE[3]: Live CD
by gedmurphy on Thu 15th Nov 2007 16:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Live CD"
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2005-12-23

The trunk builds (http://www.reactos.org/getbuilds) are in 7z. Its only the sourceforge stuff which is in zip format as this is still a more universal format.

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RE[4]: Live CD
by Rugxulo on Fri 16th Nov 2007 04:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Live CD"
Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09


The trunk builds (http://www.reactos.org/getbuilds) are in 7z. Its only the sourceforge stuff which is in zip format as this is still a more universal format.


I don't see the point of providing it in .ZIP format since .ZIP is much worse compression (even if ubiquitous). 7-Zip has gotten tons of popularity and is easily available (even on ReactOS!) and no huge memory drain, so it's not like it's a huge inconvenience for someone to download and use it. But hey, maybe they should offer both .7Z and .ZIP (like some projects do).

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