Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jun 2009 22:20 UTC
ReactOS ReactOS, the project to create a Windows NT-compatible operating system, has published another news update with some interesting news items. The legal position of the ReactOS Foundation has been strengthened, and now has a VeriSign certificate that might help other open source projects as well, the new ATA driver is more or less complete, and there's some progress in the area of video drivers.
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RE: Waste of time
by Liquidator on Sat 6th Jun 2009 07:52 UTC in reply to "Waste of time"
Liquidator
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2007-03-04

Ridiculous comment. Of course it is a useful project. It *does* take time, but it's a project that many people will use in a few years, because it's a clone of the *most popular* operating system around. What I suggest is take a few Linux developers, have them learn about Win32 and give the Reactos team a hand until it reaches the stable version, then resume work on Linux (if still interested). Now, *that* would be useful, and many more people would benefit from the collaboration and could use a Windows replacement that works for them.

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RE[2]: Waste of time
by Isolationist on Sat 6th Jun 2009 10:12 in reply to "RE: Waste of time"
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2006-05-28

What I suggest is take a few Linux developers, have them learn about Win32 and give the Reactos team a hand until it reaches the stable version, then resume work on Linux (if still interested)


I don't understand the relationship between Linux and Reactos here, why not suggest BSD developers down tools and work on Reactos?

I personally don't use Windows and have no requirement for a Windows clone, so your suggestion seems utter madness to me.

Oh now wait a minute, your were joking in your post right?

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RE[3]: Waste of time
by Liquidator on Sat 6th Jun 2009 11:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Waste of time"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

I don't understand the relationship between Linux and Reactos here


Because both people who work on Reactos and Linux are system developers and they can learn any system to work on improving it.

why not suggest BSD developers down tools and work on Reactos?


Could be too!

I personally don't use Windows and have no requirement for a Windows clone, so your suggestion seems utter madness to me.


You aren't representative of the majority of people. Most people use Windows, so a Windows clone is useful to more people than a Unix clone.

Oh now wait a minute, your were joking in your post right?


Nope. Just pragmatic.

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RE[2]: Waste of time
by tobyv on Mon 8th Jun 2009 01:05 in reply to "RE: Waste of time"
tobyv Member since:
2008-08-25

..take a few Linux developers, have them learn about Win32..


i too have taken a few linux developers and put them to work, chopping trees and mining gold.

i will send them to finish ReactOS, maybe later

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