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 Vanders on Wed 8th Feb 2012 14:33 UTC in reply to "Why?"
Vanders
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2005-07-06

ReactOS is to Windows as Linux is to UNIX. It's that simple.

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RE[2]: Why?
by ebasconp on Wed 8th Feb 2012 23:43 in reply to "RE: Why?"
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2006-05-09

ReactOS is to Windows as Linux is to UNIX. It's that simple.


Not as accurate; maybe fifteen years ago, but not now. Nowadays the leading Unix-like technology is being written in Linux before than being ported to the real UNIXes and BSDs. In several cases, the ports are second-class citizens because not all UNIXes implemented several things built in Linux (udev comes to my mind).

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RE[3]: Why?
by The123king on Thu 9th Feb 2012 00:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
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2009-05-28

Surely that even more of a reason for the existence on ReactOS? A free software implementation of the win32 and NT API is able able to be tweaked and changed in ways Microsoft wouldn't even dream.

Plus, a complete cleanroom rewrite of Windows Server 2003 (as ReactOS is "cloning") is likely to produce a cleaner, more efficient and lightweight system than Microsoft's own Windows Server 2003, as the codebase that Microsoft has dates back to the days of Microsoft's OS/2 v3, which NT evolved from.

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RE[3]: Why?
by Vanders on Thu 9th Feb 2012 11:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
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2005-07-06

"ReactOS is to Windows as Linux is to UNIX. It's that simple.

Not as accurate; maybe fifteen years ago, but not now.
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Maybe, perhaps, but Linux certainly started out as a UNIX clone.

Nowadays the leading Unix-like technology is being written in Linux before than being ported to the real UNIXes and BSDs. In several cases, the ports are second-class citizens because not all UNIXes implemented several things built in Linux (udev comes to my mind).


I'm not so sure that's true. Solaris had dtrace and ZFS before Linux developers responded with SystemTap and Btrfs, neither of which have achieved feature parity yet.

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RE[3]: Why?
by orestes on Thu 9th Feb 2012 15:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
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2005-07-06

Solaris would like a word with you.

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