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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ml2mst
Member since:
2005-08-27

OT - But in my opinion they should have kept the style of NT 4.0/Win98SE and fine tuned the underlying engine. Ever since 2000 I've felt Microsoft was working against their customer base and trying too hard to woo programmers. In my opinion a programmer-oriented OS is just not what the masses at home want.

If I'm correct you miss the DOS base of modern Windows implementations and ReactOS. Well that shouldn't be a huge problem. I think the solution lies in something called FreeDOS/ReactOS or the like.

Now there are a few issues that must be solved and I'm currently trying to figure out, the most efficient solutions on my workbench in my basement :-)

However I expect there are some bright people out there, that come up with better solutions than mine.

Anyway it shouldn't be too hard to merge FreeDOS and ReactOS to a single distribution.

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Morin Member since:
2005-12-31

> If I'm correct you miss the DOS base of modern Windows
> implementations and ReactOS.

So do I, but maybe you could explain your point a bit. What exactly is the "DOS base" in Windows NT and its descendants? Even more so, what exactly is the "DOS base" in ReactOS?

> Anyway it shouldn't be too hard to merge FreeDOS and ReactOS to a
> single distribution.

You certainly realize that FreeDOS is a DOS re-implementation, and that ReactOS is an NT and Windows re-implementation. How would they work together? (Short of running them alongside through virtualization, that is)

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