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]: That's COOL!!!
by WereCatf on Mon 8th Jun 2009 11:09 UTC in reply to "RE: That's COOL!!!"
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* Linux already has 3D accelleration and network drivers (so it can already run many Windows games better than ReactOS)

At the moment, yes, but I suspect that when ReactOS gets 3D acceleration working it'll be a better alternative for gaming than Linux. Atleast I get subpar performance with WINE, and usually crashes or other issues. None of the games I want to play are playable under Linux on my machine. Atleast on ReactOS you wouldn't need to translate Direct3D to OpenGL which should lead to better performance and you could use Windows-native graphics drivers which usually support more functionality than the open-source ones.

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