Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Apr 2009 07:53 UTC, submitted by Hentai
ReactOS The ReactOS team has pushed out version 0.3.9 of their Windows NT-compatible operating system. In case you're new to OSNews, the ReactOS project aims to create an operating system that's compatible with the Windows Server 2003 kernel and Vista's Win32. This new release brings a whole slew of improvements.
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RE[5]: Progress
by liamdawe on Mon 27th Apr 2009 12:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Progress"
liamdawe
Member since:
2006-07-04

NT is behind XP, NT is the kernel they are targetting, you are getting mixed up.

They are targetting a newer NT kernel (the one around vista).

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RE[6]: Progress
by TBPrince on Mon 27th Apr 2009 12:57 in reply to "RE[5]: Progress"
TBPrince Member since:
2005-07-06

No, you got it wrong.

I wasn't referring to kernel only. ReactOS original target was WindowsNT (as a whole, meaning as level of supported platform). Windows is way more than a kernel only.

I read somewhere (maybe here on OSNews... can't remember) that they were shifting their target platform from WindowsNT to WindowsXP, again as a target platform, not kernel only.

That was a good decision, to me: WindowsNT platform is too old to be meaningful and WindowsXP is very old as well. I guess they switched when they decided to use Wine as a compatibility layer but of course this is just a speculation by me...

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RE[7]: Progress
by Sodki on Mon 27th Apr 2009 13:11 in reply to "RE[6]: Progress"
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

Windows XP is Windows NT.
Windows Vista is Windows NT.
Windows 7 is Windows NT.

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RE[7]: Progress
by Laurence on Mon 27th Apr 2009 13:30 in reply to "RE[6]: Progress"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

No, you got it wrong. I wasn't referring to kernel only. ReactOS original target was WindowsNT (as a whole, meaning as level of supported platform). Windows is way more than a kernel only. I read somewhere (maybe here on OSNews... can't remember) that they were shifting their target platform from WindowsNT to WindowsXP, again as a target platform, not kernel only. That was a good decision, to me: WindowsNT platform is too old to be meaningful and WindowsXP is very old as well. I guess they switched when they decided to use Wine as a compatibility layer but of course this is just a speculation by me...


You're getting confused there.

They moved from NT4 to 2000 to XP to Vista, but all 4 systems are still NT. It's just NT opperating systems prior to 2000 was simply called NT n (where n is the version number)

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