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[2]: Waste of time
by Isolationist on Sat 6th Jun 2009 10:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Waste of time"
Isolationist
Member since:
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[4]: Waste of time
by Isolationist on Sat 6th Jun 2009 20:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Waste of time"
Isolationist Member since:
2006-05-28

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


The core architecture of the Linux operating system is fundamentally different to that of Reactos, and would take some time to get up to speed.

I agree that any system developer should have no problem learning a new system, but where is the incentive for a Linux system developer to do this?

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.


I never said I was a representative of the majority of people, and like many others you are using the context of a desktop market share.

Nope. Just pragmatic.


Nope, you are being pragmatic where it benefits Reactos.

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