Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 16:06 UTC, submitted by fireball
ReactOS The ReactOS project aims to be an open source Windows NT-compatible operating system which can run Windows applications and utilise Windows drivers. Obviously, this is quite a daunting task, and as such, progress has been relatively slow. As a result, project coordinator and kernel developer Aleksey Bragin has proposed a rather drastic solution.
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RE: Waste of time
by fireball on Mon 18th Jan 2010 17:47 UTC in reply to "Waste of time"
fireball
Member since:
2006-07-15

Linux architecture is much better than NT anyway.

Prooflink please, or it didn't happen.

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RE[2]: Waste of time
by gustl on Mon 18th Jan 2010 19:58 in reply to "RE: Waste of time"
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

Well, the NT Kernel isn't that bad, in fact in terms of used concepts it comes quite close to Linux.

The whole operating system is a different beast. Linux has much better separation between user and administrator, simply because Windows has to evolve out of a single-user environment as it tries to be as backwards compatible as possible.

Linux, on the other hand, was multi-user from the very early days on, and if need should arise, backwards compatibility can be broken (it didn't break since 2.4.0, but that just shows good foresight by the developers).

Microsoft may one day be forced to provide built-in virtual machine technology, to be able to get rid of 2 decades of cruft they now have to maintain in the operating system.

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RE[3]: Waste of time
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 20:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Waste of time"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Linux, on the other hand, was multi-user from the very early days on


So was Windows NT.

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RE[3]: Waste of time
by Hentai on Mon 18th Jan 2010 20:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Waste of time"
Hentai Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, the NT Kernel isn't that bad, in fact in terms of used concepts it comes quite close to Linux.

The whole operating system is a different beast. Linux has much better separation between user and administrator, simply because Windows has to evolve out of a single-user environment as it tries to be as backwards compatible as possible.

Linux, on the other hand, was multi-user from the very early days on, and if need should arise, backwards compatibility can be broken (it didn't break since 2.4.0, but that just shows good foresight by the developers).

Microsoft may one day be forced to provide built-in virtual machine technology, to be able to get rid of 2 decades of cruft they now have to maintain in the operating system.

This info you put up shows me you don't have a good grasp on windows NT. I suggest you learn more on windows NT based operating systems before saying anything else on them from now on. NT grew out of a mutiple user enviroment from the get go. Now alot of windows users and programmers coming from win 9x\3.1 going to 2k\xp have grown out of a single user enviroment unaware of how NT works, ACLS, multiusers, etc.

Edited 2010-01-18 21:00 UTC

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RE[3]: Waste of time
by Replaced on Tue 19th Jan 2010 20:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Waste of time"
Replaced Member since:
2007-05-06

NT had ACLs from the beginning, Linux did not. Your point being?

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RE[2]: Waste of time
by lemur2 on Tue 19th Jan 2010 11:48 in reply to "RE: Waste of time"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Linux architecture is much better than NT anyway.

Prooflink please, or it didn't happen.
"

Well, here is a place you could start:
http://www.top500.org/stats/list/34/osfam

You could look at the OS that the worlds fastest (and most expensive) computers use ... here are the Top 3:

http://www.top500.org/system/10184
(Linux)

http://www.top500.org/system/10377
(Linux)

http://www.top500.org/system/10185
(here's a surprise ... its Linux again).

Then, you could go here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_computers

and find a significantly longer list than just Windows on x86 and x86_64 desktops and servers.

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RE[3]: Waste of time
by Replaced on Tue 19th Jan 2010 20:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Waste of time"
Replaced Member since:
2007-05-06

And how does it make it a better architecture?

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