Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Jan 2009 16:34 UTC
ReactOS The ReactOS project has seen some major progress during 2008. The project, which aims to create a Windows NT-compatible operating system, has published a 'year-in-review' article concerning 2008, detailing the various area of work. It provides some interesting insights into the project's development.
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Happy-Dude
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2009-01-18

Yes, but don't forget this project started by chasing Win95...

And then it was NT4...


Just a little nitpick-- Win95 is not NT4, but rather MS-DOS 4. (The NT lines and MSDOS lines were split in development until they focused on the NT kernel more after ME and Win2K. --I read about this when I did more digging on the Win7 name.)

--http://www.microsoft.com/windows/WinHistoryProGraphic.mspx :: outdated, but still useful ;)

Edited 2009-01-18 21:41 UTC

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Just a little nitpick-- Win95 is not NT4, but rather MS-DOS 4. (The NT lines and MSDOS lines were split in development until they focused on the NT kernel more after ME and Win2K. --I read about this when I did more digging on the Win7 name.)


Yes I know this, but we were talking about the ReactOS target OS, not the history of Windows...

ReactOS was originally started after Windows 95 was release, in an attempt to re-create Win95, eventually they realized how futile that effort would be, and changed their target to NT4 at some point thereafter.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

It wasn't dos 4. It was windows 4. Dos 4 was from 1988. In fact, win 95 reported that the included DOS was version 7.0.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_x86_DOS_operating_systems

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