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 bogomipz on Wed 8th Feb 2012 16:53 UTC in reply to "Why?"
bogomipz
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2005-07-11

The only need I have for Windows is to run proprietary VPN clients required when connecting to our customers' networks. This will never be possible with WINE. I currently run XP virtualized, but as someone else mentioned, this requires a license (just to connect to a VPN...)

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RE[2]: Why?
by fithisux on Wed 8th Feb 2012 20:15 in reply to "RE: Why?"
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

The only need I have for Windows is to run proprietary VPN clients required when connecting to our customers' networks.


The only need I have for Windows is to run current FOSS products. Addditionally some of them are windows only (miranda/infrarecorder/notepad++/cdrtfe/peazip/7zip) I wish they were cross-platform.

There are linux equivalents, but on windows some of them are really nice.In any case I wouldn't lose my sleep if windows went down tomorrow. I am usually on my linux desktop but ReactOS is a good FOSS home for this FOSS work.

If Firefox/Libreoffice/Erlang/Sharpdevelop and some other MSVC only FOSS were buidable with mingw on ReactOS, the world would be a better place.

I would have no problem to run ReactOS on a VM (but I need a new HW/ currently on a D510 atom with opensuse 12.1_x86-64)

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