Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 23:40 UTC, submitted by AmineKhaldi
ReactOS Oh ReactOS. This project has been with us for a very long time now, and since day one, I never really knew what to think of it. They always seem to be running at least 300 miles behind the Win32 bandwagon, but what they've accomplished so far is insanely impressive nonetheless. This new release comes with quite a lot of new stuff.
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RE: Why?
by orestes on Wed 8th Feb 2012 13:30 UTC in reply to "Why?"
orestes
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2005-07-06

Licensing costs, licensing terms, or disgreements with recent design choices by Microsoft spring to mind immediately. There's also a significant case to be made for having the ability to modify the OS as needed and having multiple potential venues of support on a timetable that isn't controlled by a single corporation.

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RE[2]: Why?
by siride on Thu 9th Feb 2012 05:35 in reply to "RE: Why?"
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2006-01-02

Anyone for whom the licensing costs would be prohibitive will be a large enough organization to afford the licensing costs, especially when that cost is basically built into the price of modern PCs.

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