The WinNT-inspired OSS OS ReactOS released recently 0.1.3.
For those that have no idea what ReactOS is, Flexbeta took some time and explained it, covered it’s current status and write about where they plan to go. See the full review here.
ReactOS 0.1.2 has been released and features many improvements. Basic Java (console and AWT)/Mono (console) apps can run, several 3rd party video drivers for Windows NT 4 can be loaded - and there are many other improvements.
Jason Filby has notified us: "ReactOS 0.1.1 is out, and features much improved windowing and GDI abilities; WineMine can be played to a limited extend and the MS VGA and VMWare VGA drivers can be used. There is also better disk drive detection and support as well as registry, IO and console improvements. The usetup installer has also progressed well." For more infomation and screenshots, turn to the ReactOS website.
Jason Filby wrote to tell us: "ReactOS 0.1.0 has been released! ReactOS is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with Windows NT applications and drivers. In this release, among other new features and fixes, especially worth mentioning are the ability to boot from CD and self-hosting capabilities." For more infomation, go to the ReactOS website.
KAMiKAZOW writes "It's now possible to boot ReactOS from CD and to compile ReactOS under itself. There will be also a new release before the end of this month." Unlike many of the small, independent Linux distros and other OSes, ReactOS has a clearcut, fairly unique goal - to run Windows binaries. Read more on their homepage.
ReactOS is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with Windows NT applications and drivers. The latest release of ReactOS is 0.0.21, released on the 31st of October 2002. To see a general overview of the status of ReactOS view the status page.
ReactOS is an effort to re-create the WindowsNT platform, in an open source sense (GPL). The team works towards source compatibility with NT's applications and drivers by re-creating the Microsoft APIs. More developers are always welcomed in the project, but there is already a number of them working for the last 3 years, splitted into several teams. Jason Filby, head developer of ReactOS, answers to a series of questions regarding the project.