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ReactOS - The Desktop Operating System Revolution

frik85 (951295) writes | more than 6 years ago

Operating Systems 1

frik85 writes "With yesterdays release, ReactOS got nearly 100% binary and API compatible with Win2003 (NT 5.2). And they are aiming for full Vista (NT 6) compatibility.
The ReactOS Win32 subsystem is in the beginning of a total overhaul to make it completely compatible with NT5 and it has had a positive impact on stability and compatibility with Win32 applications. As a generic result of these internal changes, the system feels a lot more stable in comparison to previous releases. ReactOS ships with a bunch of open source default drivers for various hardware devices and of course support for third party NT 5 drivers.
A download utility (unofficially called "ReactOS Package Manager") now contains a set of applications (opensource and shareware apps) which you can install right away in ReactOS with one click of a mouse. And those apps will actually work!
Fresh ReactOS screenshots say more than written words!"

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On Religious Warfare (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20597617)

Everyone's always talking about Linux "killing" Windows, but it never will - instead, it's killing proprietary UNIX, which only makes sense, considering that it's a UNIX clone.

The only thing that will ever kill proprietary Windows will be a Free Windows with 100% API compatibility. God Bless the ReactOS project.
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