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[4]: I don't get it
by dagw on Fri 7th Nov 2008 15:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I don't get it"
dagw
Member since:
2005-07-06

ReactOS is no difference then Linux, other than being based on Windows, and Linux was designed to be Unix-like.

There is one huge difference between ReactOS and Linux. Linux never set out to be binary or even source code compatible with any existing Unix implementation.

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RE[5]: I don't get it
by BluenoseJake on Fri 7th Nov 2008 16:03 in reply to "RE[4]: I don't get it"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

That's not that big of a difference, Lots of OSS projects are binary compatible with their proprietary realtives, Haiku, for example.

ReactOS has no choice but to try and be binary compatible, as the source code for most of its applications are not available.

It was different for Linux, as the source code for 99% of it's apps are available, so you can compile it from source, or build a package.

It's just a difference in circumstances and implementation, not a difference in spirit.

Edited 2008-11-07 16:20 UTC

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RE[5]: I don't get it
by helf on Fri 7th Nov 2008 18:05 in reply to "RE[4]: I don't get it"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

but Linus did set out to be POSIX compliant.

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