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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Alt Oses Passion
by Tanner on Fri 10th Feb 2012 16:26 UTC
Tanner
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2005-07-06

Passion in alternative oses is a complex thing.
I followed in the past EVERY single news about a new, fabulous alternative operating system and dreamed about a better IT world only to escape the boring and frustration of using Windows or a "then horrible and unfriendly" os (Linux anyone?).

Now things are changed, we are all olders and mature.
I work with Windows, I evangelize Linux and 1 Month ago I bought a Mac to develop.

The only interesting projects out now, IMHO, are Haiku and ReactOS (in the sake of ol' better world dreamings) and Visopsys for diagnostics on malfunctioning systems.

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RE: Alt Oses Passion
by zima on Tue 14th Feb 2012 23:59 in reply to "Alt Oses Passion"
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2005-07-06

As always, younger rebellious people, inevitably seeing "wrong" with the world, got new toys back then (PCs); fluctuations of a new unknown & exciting field.

...but just like with, say, model airplanes it calmed down after a while, after enthusiasm died out, project goals mostly revealed themselves as overenthusiastic.

Oh well, life goes on & now young devs seem to be on the mobile bandwagon, we'll see what this one will give.

Edited 2012-02-15 00:02 UTC

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