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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Good for them...
by madcrow on Mon 18th Jan 2010 17:54 UTC
madcrow
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2006-03-13

I've always liked the NT architecture, so an open source version of it is a good thing, provided that they can actually get it working better than they have so far. If it takes porting Wine to their NT kernel clone to get things working, then I'm all for doing so.

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RE: Good for them...
by jabjoe on Tue 19th Jan 2010 13:27 in reply to "Good for them..."
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2009-05-06

NT alone is meaningless (and I would still want a proper *nix with inodes, etc etc). It is Windows that is on top that people want. Sure there is the NT drivers, but I see that a being a right old mess compared with open drivers in the Linux trunk. The closed drivers and stable driver api world really does seam to be beginning to crumble. It's just not a good way of doing things.

http://lxr.linux.no/linux+v2.6.32/Documentation/stable_api_nonsense...

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