Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Dec 2009 23:42 UTC
ReactOS The ReactOS project has released version 0.3.11 of their operating system. A lot of changes in this delayed release, but the two main points of interest are a more or less rewritten memory manager, as well as many improvements in the sound stack.
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But how close is it to being usable
by charlieg on Thu 17th Dec 2009 00:46 UTC
charlieg
Member since:
2005-07-25

As in, usable as an everyday operating system?

And usable as a replacement for Windows (not necessarily same answer as above)?

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3rdalbum Member since:
2008-05-26

As in, usable as an everyday operating system?

And usable as a replacement for Windows (not necessarily same answer as above)?


It's free, it's not a big download, try it.

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drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

I just tried ReactOS 0.3.11 and it still has a long road to go in order to become a usable system or a viable replacement for Windows, but I really like what I saw. It just FEELS right.

Also, I can't help but appreciate the Win 3.11 homage. ;)

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pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

It's not usable, it's pre-alpha after all, still it shows a lot of promise.

I've been lurking around the ReactOS community and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will get stable enough for web-browsing and office work in one or two years. Of course these are only my speculations. The devs, don't want to make any promise they can't keep.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

My home server (web server, file server and a few other bits and bobs) is a runs various virtual servers ontop of Nexenta - and I run ReactOS to run some windows only services to save me having to fork out on a Windows license.

Granted it's not a normal users set up, but it's lower footprint is ideal for me

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winehacker Member since:
2009-12-18

Please email me at winehacker _at_ gmail _dot_ com. I am interested in hearing about your usage case.

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