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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RE[2]: uh ... why?
by rockwell on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 05:16 UTC in reply to "RE: uh ... why?"
rockwell
Member since:
2005-09-13

The whole point of reactOS is to do what windows does, without paying for windows, then?

f--king stupid.

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RE[3]: uh ... why?
by Alleister on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 11:38 in reply to "RE[2]: uh ... why?"
Alleister Member since:
2006-05-29

It is not about money it is about freedom:

- Where will i'll be able to buy XP in two years and who guarantees that?
- Who guarantees Microsoft won't stop authorizing XP installs?
- Where can I legally and for an reasonable price for an private person buy the XP source code to make very necessary changes to it required to sanely use it on a nettop or to correct really old flaws it has?
(eg. for easy correctable flaws: non resizable dialogs, still existing win3.11 dialogs)
- why the hell have i to put up with this incredibly annoying WGA?

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RE[4]: uh ... why?
by FunkyELF on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 15:17 in reply to "RE[3]: uh ... why?"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

It is not about money it is about freedom:

- Where will i'll be able to buy XP in two years and who guarantees that?
- Who guarantees Microsoft won't stop authorizing XP installs?
- Where can I legally and for an reasonable price for an private person buy the XP source code to make very necessary changes to it required to sanely use it on a nettop or to correct really old flaws it has?
(eg. for easy correctable flaws: non resizable dialogs, still existing win3.11 dialogs)
- why the hell have i to put up with this incredibly annoying WGA?


While we're talking about guarantees...who guarantees their software runs on ReactOS.

Answer : Nobody!

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RE[3]: uh ... why?
by Vanders on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 17:17 in reply to "RE[2]: uh ... why?"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Last I checked, Windows 2k/XP only ran on IA32 & x86_64: if you'd even bothered to glance at the changelog you'd see that ReactOS are a long way along in their work to port ReactOS to ARM, PPC and other architectures. That makes it instantly far more useful than XP is for a lot of applications, including the emerging light-weight PC & laptop markets, which can be made even cheaper if they use non-x86 CPUs.

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