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    Default ReactOS Working On A Community Windows OS

    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

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

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    Quote 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 at 12:15 PM.

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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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.

    Quote 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.

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

    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by mmstick View Post
    Windows sure isn't on that list
    Currently its only Windows and MacOS.

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