Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th May 2008 21:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There are quite a few operating systems which have moved beyond the simple hobby operating system stage, onto a more lasting plane of existence. AROS, ReactOS, SkyOS, Syllable, Haiku; they're no longer basement products, coded by a single programer - they are now projects in which a lot of people have invested time, and possibly money too. They won't go away any time soon. The last few days have seen news on three of these systems: ReactOS, SkyOS, and Syllable.
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RE[2]: Tech on the street
by schoate09 on Fri 9th May 2008 09:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Tech on the street"
schoate09
Member since:
2007-08-19

That's why Microsoft has to be careful when they say Windows 7 won't be binary compatible with previous Win32 applications. Yes, they said there will be compatibilty modes using virtualization, but if they don't get a good amount of software running properly, people COULD, especially corporations that rely on said odd program, turn to ReactOS.

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RE[3]: Tech on the street
by sakeniwefu on Fri 9th May 2008 10:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Tech on the street"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

Yes, they will be doing Wine and Reactos a favor, for sure. If Microsoft just continued evolving WinAPI into full x64, those two projects, with zero support for processors other than i386, would be good as dead.

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RE[4]: Tech on the street
by ari-free on Fri 9th May 2008 12:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Tech on the street"
ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

http://wiki.winehq.org/WineOn64bit
I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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