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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useful for legacy software
by ozonehole on Fri 7th Nov 2008 17:08 UTC
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As it is, 99% of what I do works fine under Linux. However, I do have some legacy Windows software for which I haven't found a Linux replacement. Specifically, I have a program for drawing house floor plans. If anyone knows of a Linux equivalent, I'd love to hear about it. If I could run my floor plan program under ReactOS, I could say goodbye to Windows forever.

A friend of mine runs a Windows box only for AutoCad. The closest Linux replacement, QCad, isn't quite good enough for his purposes. So if ReactOS could run AutoCad, it would prove useful to him.

Ideally, I'd just like to see a Linux version of these few old useful Windows apps. If we had that, Linux would be able to replace Windows on everyone's desktop.

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RE: useful for legacy software
by gedmurphy on Fri 7th Nov 2008 18:04 in reply to "useful for legacy software"
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If we had that, Linux would be able to replace Windows on everyone's desktop.

You assume everyone actually wants to replace their Windows desktop with Linux.

I for one would rather change my career and give up computers than swap Windows for Linux.

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