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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joshv
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2006-03-18

Ok, so this is a port of the Wine Win32 user land to run on top of the ReactOS kernel? Correct? If so, I have to admit I pretty much thought that's what ReactOS was already.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah... Me too. My guess is that when they decided they weren't going to do this back in 99 or so, wine wasn't nearly as complete as it is now. So it wasn't obvious that they should focus on leveraging the wine source as heavily, instead of writing one more in tune with their development goals.

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robojerk Member since:
2006-01-10

Same here...

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Ok, so this is a port of the Wine Win32 user land to run on top of the ReactOS kernel? Correct? If so, I have to admit I pretty much thought that's what ReactOS was already.


WINE and ReactOS shared code and developers, but ReactOS was never really a port of WINE.

There's much much more to Windows than Win32 and NT kernel - just like there is more to ReactOS than it's Win32 calls and it's kernel.

However, up until today, I must admit I thought ReactOS had heavier influences from WINE too.

Edited 2010-01-18 22:27 UTC

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