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The State Of ReactOS

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Published on 12 November 2013 10:38 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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ReactOS, the open-source experimental operating system that aims for binary compatibility with software and drivers for Microsoft Windows, is still under heavy development since the project began in the late 90's. One of the long-time developers along the way with ReactOS has been Alex Ionescu and he's shared a status update and demo of the operating system.

The last time ReactOS was covered on Phoronix was back in May with ReactOS 0.3.15, which was their first release to bring initial support for USB keyboards/mice/storage. But for those wishing to learn more about the hopeful Windows replacement open-source operating system, Alex Ionescu of ReactOS uploaded a 1 hour 20 minute video presentation on the project's accomplishments, state, and demo of the OS.


About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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