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Old 04. Aug 2011, 09:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes, money might be a problem required for funding of the project. Other than that, what they are trying to achieve is quite a difficult task, because Windows is not open source, and whatever they have for working on, is from some of the documentation, or other parts, that are available to public.

I won't say that they are trying to revive a dead system, and they are not trying to build an XP clone, but their idea is to build an open source, and free Windows system.

They still have a long way to go.
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Old 04. Aug 2011, 11:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My take on this is that they've had to reverse engineer a lot of the stuff with little documentary assistance which is some commitment and quite an achievement.

As with everything, stability will be the key, but I hope they succeed.
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Old 04. Aug 2011, 11:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes, that is indeed quite an achievement. I would also say courageous, because with all these factors, it seems quite an ambitious project, and I too hope that they succeed.

Apart from stability, another factor would be usability.

It would be interesting to see how would MS react once ReactOS becomes usable, because if a usable ReactOS is available, who would go for Windows?
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Old 04. Sep 2011, 05:18 AM   #14 (permalink)
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From what I see, it seems what is holding this group back is money.
Naturally most of the talent that is this way inclined is already committed to one Linux project or another.

I don't subscribe to the fact that it's trying to revive an already dead system, because XP is only dead because MS brought out W7 and told us it was
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Yep, its amazing how 7 is regarded as a fine operating system because most things work properly, i'm stumped when people say, "why should i upgrade?"
Well if eye candy is not your thing, (which for me it isn't) err,, then il be fooked if i know.
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There are some things in life I've never been able to understand such as why folks go for a meal in a classy restaurant and then drink Coke with it.

I'm also at a loss to understand why 10 years down the road from when ReactOS was first conceived, the devs are "proud" to announce the latest alpha release!!!

Now 10 years ago a whole chunk of the OS consuming world have loved to have a free and functional XP clone at their fingertips, but now???

Still, for those with little better to do in their lives, here is a link to the announcement.

https://www.reactos.org/project-news...s-040-released
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.................................................. .Still, for those with little better to do in their lives, here is a link to the announcement.

https://www.reactos.org/project-news...s-040-released
At first glance, their forum appears to be quite active!
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There are some things in life I've never been able to understand such as why folks go for a meal in a classy restaurant and then drink Coke with it.

I'm also at a loss to understand why 10 years down the road from when ReactOS was first conceived, the devs are "proud" to announce the latest alpha release!!!

Now 10 years ago a whole chunk of the OS consuming world have loved to have a free and functional XP clone at their fingertips, but now???
Thanks for the best post I've read here in 2016. Keep it up.
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Old 19. Feb 2016, 04:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
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There are some things in life I've never been able to understand such as why folks go for a meal in a classy restaurant and then drink Coke with it.

I'm also at a loss to understand why 10 years down the road from when ReactOS was first conceived, the devs are "proud" to announce the latest alpha release!!!

Now 10 years ago a whole chunk of the OS consuming world have loved to have a free and functional XP clone at their fingertips, but now???

Still, for those with little better to do in their lives, here is a link to the announcement.

https://www.reactos.org/project-news...s-040-released
Hey, be glad your Wine was sweetened with that Coke!
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Old 19. Feb 2016, 05:25 AM   #19 (permalink)
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At first glance, their forum appears to be quite active!
No disputing that but often allegiance to such projects can be somewhat misguided, even at Nobel level.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/scie...y-science.html

I just feel all this energy and expertise would have greater benefit if directed towards a Linux or Android port project.

Failing that, they could always offer to help Microsoft make something more useful.
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so - still playing with the the 0.40 release in a vBulletin,
& debating whether to try a bare metal install,
or not. ..

it's come a long way, from when it was first mentioned,
at the start of this thread, but some of the software that is available
within it's application manager - is outdated.

& in my vBulletin - some updates - crash.

either way - if an updated browser & office suite were available,
then that would still suit lots of folks, who are still running an outdated XP system.
- it's quite surprising, in just how many folks, that still are using that system - too.
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