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    Phoronix: ReactOS Working On A Community Windows OS

    A few months after ReactOS announced plans for a Cloud OS, the open-source project aiming for binary compatibility with Microsoft Windows platforms, is now trying to spin a community edition of its operating system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY2Nzk

  • #2
    why would someone even consider doing another "windows"?
    i guess theres people for eveything...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TheSoulz View Post
      why would someone even consider doing another "windows"?
      i guess theres people for eveything...
      Because GNU/Linux is a mess on the Desktop and the NT System is a bad thing. And they dont make just another Windows they build a FOSS Windows.
      Last edited by Nille; 04-19-2014, 12:15 PM.

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      • #4
        How could it be an open project if you need to pay to become beta-tester? This is not the way open-source works.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Nille View Post
          Because GNU/Linux is a mess on the Desktop and the NT System is a bad thing. And they dont make just another Windows they build a FOSS Windows.
          Linux is making huge progress on the desktop front. Wayland is comming as well as much better CS drivers independent of kernel version.
          Record amount of AAA titles being ported and in the works for Linux.
          Game engines are flocking to OGL as well.
          Currently using Mint 16 Mate. Perfect stability, blazing fast. easy to use, all the amenities.
          Yup Linux desktop is a mess

          Running Windows XP/7 in Workstation will always be better than ReactOS. Especially since VMware made the GFX in Workstation excellent.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Szzz View Post
            How could it be an open project if you need to pay to become beta-tester? This is not the way open-source works.
            I think what they're implying is if you pay, you get early access to it. Just because something is open source it doesn't mean you have access to every new byte that is changed as soon as it happens.

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            • #7
              Not a fan of cloud anything. Cloud based OS's make me want to hide under a rock with a laptop using Windows 95, waiting for the cloud appocolapse to end.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by grndzro View Post
                Linux is making huge progress on the desktop front. Wayland is comming.
                There is zero progress. The fragmentation of the Desktops is progressing well. Everyone has its own APIs (if APIs for an integration exist.) If you want to write a program thats nice integrated in the Desktop, you has todo it for each Desktop and Distribution again.

                A GUI-Application is not only a window.

                Originally posted by grndzro View Post
                Record amount of AAA titles being ported and in the works for Linux.
                Game engines are flocking to OGL as well.
                Thats nice but its not a real benefit.

                Originally posted by grndzro View Post
                Yup Linux desktop is a mess
                Accept that there are problems is the first step.

                Originally posted by grndzro View Post
                Running Windows XP/7 in Workstation will always be better than ReactOS.
                20 Years ago it was the same with Unix. And where is now Unix?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Nille View Post
                  Because GNU/Linux is a mess on the Desktop and the NT System is a bad thing. And they dont make just another Windows they build a FOSS Windows.
                  Have any suggestions for an OS that suits desktops better? Windows sure isn't on that list, and neither is the walled garden that is Mac OSX.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mmstick View Post
                    Windows sure isn't on that list
                    Currently its only Windows and MacOS.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Nille View Post
                      Because GNU/Linux is a mess on the Desktop and the NT System is NOT a bad thing.
                      Damn *morechars*

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Szzz View Post
                        How could it be an open project if you need to pay to become beta-tester? This is not the way open-source works.
                        Open project? no. Opensource? Yes.
                        To quality as opensource, they need to give you access to the source with the program.
                        Obviously then nobody is stopping you from sharing the source with others, but they don't have to put it online for anyone.

                        See http://opensource.org/osd
                        The program must include source code, and must allow distribution in source code as well as compiled form.

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                        • #13
                          How is this thing still alive? Seriously. How? We're at Windows 8.1 now, with Windows 9 already around the corner.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                            How is this thing still alive? Seriously. How? We're at Windows 8.1 now, with Windows 9 already around the corner.
                            Poor, clueless* bastards that don't care about FLOSS at all, but have a lot of proprietary code that runs only on ancient windowses and they don't want to migrate or pay for windows.

                            That meet ex-microsoft junkies that want to make some dollars by building a crappy clone of the crap, in an endless spire of copy-paste reinvention with *structure dictated and performance/feature parity legally impossible.

                            Thats essentially same as embedded Linux/BSD, but much much dirtier.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nille View Post
                              Damn *morechars*
                              Why did you correct that was already correct, wonders me. Uh, never mind...

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