Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Jul 2008 15:11 UTC, submitted by elektrik
ReactOS The ReactOS project has released version 0.3.5 of their ambitious operating system. ReactOS aims to be a "ground-up implementation of a Microsoft Windows XP compatible operating system. ReactOS aims to achieve complete binary compatibility with both applications and device drivers meant for NT and XP operating systems, by using a similar architecture and providing a complete and equivalent public interface." This new version comes packed with improvements.
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uh ... why?
by rockwell on Tue 1st Jul 2008 16:19 UTC
rockwell
Member since:
2005-09-13

Can someone explain why anyone would use ReactOS to completely mimic Windows 2000/XP ... instead of just installing XP? And with "windows validation" how could you ever get any security updates?

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RE: uh ... why?
by hyper on Tue 1st Jul 2008 16:25 in reply to "uh ... why?"
hyper Member since:
2005-06-29

Um, what? What updates?

Think:
* commercial unix -> linux
* windows -> ReactOS

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v RE[2]: uh ... why?
by rockwell on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 05:16 in reply to "RE: uh ... why?"
RE: uh ... why?
by yahya on Tue 1st Jul 2008 16:25 in reply to "uh ... why?"
yahya Member since:
2007-03-29

Can someone explain why anyone would use ReactOS to completely mimic Windows 2000/XP ... instead of just installing XP?


..probably for the same reason that people one day started installing GNU/Linux instead of Unix.

And with "windows validation" how could you ever get any security updates?


Why on earth should ReactOS get Windows security updates?

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