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    React OS, MS is going to flip out

    if you thought MS was angry about Linux and open office wait till they find this. If they say Linux violates 235 patents, I cant imagine how many they could clam this violates.

    www.reactos.org

    Free, open source windows compatible operating system. Its still in alpha but it looks promising,
    they even plan to have direct-x support by the 0.6 beta.

    I tested this out a little bit on one of my old laptops, and for the most part it holds together very well for an alpha. however its probably better then I'm seeing, this laptop was given to me by my father because it had to many hardware bugs and no longer supported windows or most *nix systems. so I'm not sure when a crash if from the software of hardware. = /
    React OS installs and seconds and I was able to get fire-fox, Quake World, and Win amp installed just as easily as in windows.

    Maybe I'm a little over optimistic, but I'm really hoping that this will be the windows killer if its all they promised when its released, because really the only reason I even have windows still is to play games I cant get to work properly on wine. If React OS can run them, who needs windows? Of course they would need a lot more then they are planing in order for me to replace Ubuntu with it, but its more then enough to warrant ditching Windows XP.

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    Re: React OS, MS is going to flip out

    your'e a little late
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    Re: React OS, MS is going to flip out

    Why, did some one post this already?

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    Re: React OS, MS is going to flip out

    This has been around for some time now.
    Its too old before it even hits the ground. Who wants an OS from the mid 90's
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    Re: React OS, MS is going to flip out

    it says on there website that it was started in February of 1998
    9 years and they still are in alpha?
    by the time a final version comes out this thing will be very outdated(even if it came out now it would probably be outdated)
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    Re: React OS, MS is going to flip out

    Microsoft doing an audit on the code is what dragged the project to a near halt. Also the lack of developers if I can remember.

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    Re: React OS, MS is going to flip out

    This could end up being what GNU was to UNIX

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    Re: React OS, MS is going to flip out

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy_McBong View Post
    it says on there website that it was started in February of 1998
    9 years and they still are in alpha?
    by the time a final version comes out this thing will be very outdated(even if it came out now it would probably be outdated)
    Its suppose to be binary compatible with Windows NT 5 and up, that includes Vista.

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    Re: React OS, MS is going to flip out

    Hmmm...you all have a point, i was unaware of how long this project had been around. Being how old it its MS must already know about it, i guess they don't feel threatened, most likely because its been so long in development with(for the time span) little development. looking at how long its taken to get this far im no longer impressed...i wish i had known all this before i posted... = \

    (i still have a little glimmer of hope for it though =) )

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    Re: React OS, MS is going to flip out

    Quote Originally Posted by bread eyes View Post
    Its suppose to be binary compatible with Windows NT 5 and up, that includes Vista.
    Yeah, but for the moment it is not very useful. Hopefuly, it will indeed give MS something to fear in the future.

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