ReactOS

DogDragonDogDragon primesuspectJacksonville, Fl Icrontian
edited May 2007 in Science & Tech
I am thinking of using ReachOS (http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page ), In the machine I'm putting together.
Anyone knows it?
I'm just getting info, I want at least one machine on Linux.
But what Linux OS to use is what I'm trying to figure out and
I know notepad++ and Reach have some other things I seen before.
So what you think?

Comments

  • GrayFoxGrayFox /dev/urandom Member
    edited March 2007
    Its called REACT OS

    And its more of an attempt of making an EXACT clone of windows including api's.


    It also only runs properly under virtual machines and is about as stable as windows me.

    This is not linux if you want a linux distro get something like unbuntu.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited March 2007
    Its called UBUNTU

    I agree with GrayFox. You should try Ubuntu.
  • airbornflghtairbornflght Houston, TX Member
    edited March 2007
    Hold on. Why would you want to clone windows? Seems pointless.
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited March 2007
    Hold on. Why would you want to clone windows? Seems pointless.

    Open source windows would be amazing.
  • DogDragonDogDragon primesuspect Jacksonville, Fl Icrontian
    edited March 2007
    I've tried Ubuntu once on a machine, well I tried to install it once.
    But for some reason it would not work. It hung on the kernel and just
    just stayed there.
    As for Reach OS I was told to try it, But Linux is what I wanted to try.
    I was giving the site and told it was just as good as Linux
  • mas0nmas0n howdy Icrontian
    edited March 2007
    Thrax wrote:
    Open source windows would be amazing.

    Windows will be open source by 2020 at the latest and Home/Basic versions will be free

    /just my prediction :)
  • EnverexEnverex Worcester, UK Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    DogDragon wrote:
    I've tried Ubuntu once on a machine, well I tried to install it once.
    But for some reason it would not work. It hung on the kernel and just
    just stayed there.
    As for Reach OS I was told to try it, But Linux is what I wanted to try.
    I was giving the site and told it was just as good as Linux

    The person must have been high at the time, ReactOS is currently completely unusable but development is speeding up a little bit now. It's nothing like Linux at all and saying it's just as good as Linux is rather silly as Linux works and ReactOS currently doesn't.

    Try using the alternate Ubuntu install CD rather than the normal one, that should work.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @mas0n said:
    (Quote)

    Windows will be open source by 2020 at the latest and Home/Basic versions will be free

    /just my prediction :)

    How did this one hold up @mas0n ? :hiding:

    mas0nMrTRiot
  • GargGarg Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Icrontian
    edited November 19

    It's more realistic today, in that it could be accomplished at a technical level, but still terribly unlikely to happen.
    Big names that are only part-time insane, like Eric S. Raymond, have been wondering aloud about this.

    So, you’re a Microsoft corporate strategist. What’s the profit-maximizing path forward given all these factors?

    It’s this: Microsoft Windows becomes a Proton-like emulation layer over a Linux kernel, with the layer getting thinner over time as more of the support lands in the mainline kernel sources. The economic motive is that Microsoft sheds an ever-larger fraction of its development costs as less and less has to be done in-house.

    It's fun to think about, but plenty of people have dismantled his argument over the last two months. It is interesting that today, Microsoft "❤" Linux, Edge is available on Linux, and the full-fat actual Linux kernel is delivered by Microsoft as WSL via the Microsoft Store.

    I don't think Windows will be open source any time soon. It'll stay pretty much the way it is so they can keep extracting money out of legacy clients and data out of end users. But I wouldn't have predicted Microsoft's embrace (ahem) of Linux back in 2007.

    mas0n
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