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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason Whitaker View Post
    Poorly maintained, trys to make a windows alternative but still using .exe's, programs that come with it don't always work, ect
    Poorly maintained = Not sure how it's poorly maintained?

    Still using exe's = Well obviously or no Windows stuff would work on it, would it?

    Programs don't always work = It's not finished.

    Please do not bash the operating system because it is NT-based.

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    Poorly maintained = Not sure how it's poorly maintained?

    Still using exe's = Well obviously or no Windows stuff would work on it, would it?

    Programs don't always work = It's not finished.

    Please do not bash the operating system because it is NT-based.
    1. Um, there are a number of bugs that have been there for years but have yet to be fixed yet.
    2. Very little windows stuff works on it anyways
    3. Then why package programs with it when they don't work?
    4. I didn't even know it was NT-based...
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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Hey, don't diss ReactOS. It's a completely worthwhile project. When it reaches a stable release, I will be very excited to try replacing my one remaining Windows partition with that.

    And of course not everything that comes with it works; it is a Windows implementation, remember

    OpenSolaris is definitely worth a try.

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    well any new suggestions?

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Does the OS need to be at least a 1.0 release

    If not try http://www.haiku-os.org/

    or minix, from the origin of Linux http://www.minix3.org/
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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    wow...does minix run X because its butt-ugly

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Blurrgh, Minix does look ugly! Looks like Windows 1x!
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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by jimi_hendrix View Post
    ahh...how about eye OS?
    EyeOS is a very cool project trying to create a complete graphical system using PHP and Javascript, meant to be viewed in a web browser. It does not include a kernel and must be run on top of another OS.
    Quote Originally Posted by jimi_hendrix View Post
    wow...does minix run X because its butt-ugly
    MINIX can run X, but I don't recommend it. The whole point of MINIX is to use something very different and very minimal, and you won't have much luck trying to get your preferred graphical apps running. For the moment, MINIX is mostly useful as a tool for experimentation and research.

    Aside from OpenSolaris, I would recommend both Haiku and Syllable. Haiku is an attempt to recreate and improve on BeOS. Syllable is an updated fork of AtheOS. Syllable Desktop is the real deal, while Syllable Server is a Linux distro aiming for the same goals. Please note that neither are finished products, and they are best tested in a virtual machine.

    I know you said to put BSD aside, but if you haven't tried NetBSD and DragonFlyBSD, I strongly recommend them both.
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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason Whitaker View Post
    1. Um, there are a number of bugs that have been there for years but have yet to be fixed yet.
    2. Very little windows stuff works on it anyways
    3. Then why package programs with it when they don't work?
    4. I didn't even know it was NT-based...
    1. With only a hand-full of developers, it's hard to get to all the bug reports.
    2. Again, not finished. It's Alpha. Well, I don't even consider it Alpha. An OS is a very hard thing to reverse-engineer.
    3. Works on some systems, not on others. If it doesn't work, report a bug.
    4. It's not. It's BSD based.

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by jimi_hendrix View Post
    actually they dont need to be opensource...just free whats wrong with reactOS
    All free operating systems are opensource.

    As a matter of fact all free software is opensource.

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