Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Nov 2008 11:26 UTC, submitted by frik85
ReactOS The ReactOS team has released version 0.3.7 of its Windows NT compatible operating system. This release along with the rest of the 0.3.x series is still considered alpha quality software. ReactOS 0.3.7 continues further work on the main three principles of current ReactOS development: bugfixes, compatibility and stability.
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RE[3]: I don't get it
by Mage66 on Thu 6th Nov 2008 18:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I don't get it"
Mage66
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2005-07-11

The point is to have a free, open source replacement for Windows that is not under Microsoft's control, won't be end-of-lifed arbitrairly, and will run the huge catalog of Windows Compatible software.

I have tons of systems here I could give away to friends or to charity, but I can't afford to buy a $99US Windows XP license for each of them to do so.

Imagine a computer for impovershed areas of the world that will run Windows software, but no MS tax.

Imagine using ReactOS in a free VM to run Windows compatible software under Linux or MacOS X?

Imagine a Windows Compatible OS without the bloat and cruft that slows Windows down? ReactOS will run well on systems where XP and above are slow as sloths.

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