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: A waste
by WereCatf on Mon 27th Apr 2009 14:42 UTC in reply to "A waste"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

What a waste of resources. Windows future is all about .net not win32. One day Microsoft will deprecate Win32 as the platform API and that will be the end of ReactOS.

First of all, all the base libraries are written using Win32. The mono runtime is ALSO Win32 code, and any of the base libraries used by it. If Microsoft dropped Win32 API altogether they'd be creating a whole new OS,

They'd better implement Windows compatibility with Wine and Mono over a *nix kernel.

Why so? What exactly makes a *nix kernel better than an NT kernel? Give some specifics, please, cos I have the feeling that you're just saying stuff that you don't know anything about.

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RE[2]: A waste
by sbenitezb on Mon 27th Apr 2009 14:53 in reply to "RE: A waste"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

What a waste of resources. Windows future is all about .net not win32. One day Microsoft will deprecate Win32 as the platform API and that will be the end of ReactOS.

First of all, all the base libraries are written using Win32. The mono runtime is ALSO Win32 code, and any of the base libraries used by it. If Microsoft dropped Win32 API altogether they'd be creating a whole new OS,

They'd better implement Windows compatibility with Wine and Mono over a *nix kernel.

Why so? What exactly makes a *nix kernel better than an NT kernel? Give some specifics, please, cos I have the feeling that you're just saying stuff that you don't know anything about.


Do you realize the kernel has nothing to do with Win32? Win32 is an API to the syscalls, and it sucks horribly. The kernel is fine, the API is not.

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RE[3]: A waste
by WereCatf on Mon 27th Apr 2009 15:52 in reply to "RE[2]: A waste"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Do you realize the kernel has nothing to do with Win32? Win32 is an API to the syscalls, and it sucks horribly. The kernel is fine, the API is not.

Of course, but Mono IS built on top of Win32. If they deprecated Win32 they'd have to build Mono straight on top of the kernel, then they'd have to convert te shell, explorer, browser, all the libraries, misc utilities and all to Mono. That'd be more work than it'd take to just create a whole new OS!

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