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  • rabcor
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    Originally posted by anarki2 View Post
    ReactOS was a very interesting and promising project... about 10 years ago.

    ​SATA support as a new feature in 2016 is beyond pathetic. Seriously, *all* our company computers are running on M.2/NVMe. Same goes for my home PC. By 2020 they *might* get full XP win32 compatibility, but don't hold your breath lol.
    Dude do you even know how big of a project an operating system is? Can you even imagine how hard it is to reverse engineer such a big project? That is what ReactOS is doing, that is hard. That is why they are the only ones trying. Wine is just a compatibility layer between Windows and Linux, ReactOS is trying to be binary compatible with Windows (down to the very drivers) can you imagine how tough that must be to do?

    ​But then again I do agree they're taking a bit too long.

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  • stiiixy
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    Originally posted by anarki2 View Post
    ReactOS was a very interesting and promising project... about 10 years ago.

    ​SATA support as a new feature in 2016 is beyond pathetic. Seriously, *all* our company computers are running on M.2/NVMe. Same goes for my home PC. By 2020 they *might* get full XP win32 compatibility, but don't hold your breath lol.
    Wow, angry-person post of the day award does to you. They've built (and rebuilt) their own OS from scratch, and are have done so in support of the same movement that drives GNU, linux, BSD et al. This thing HAS actually worked in varying degrees for years (so long as you didn't need 'fancy' hardware like USB) and is finally seeing progress as a beta and adding more hardware support. Its relevance is increasing as Windows becomes less useful and desirable.

    I'm sure the people doing this have learned a great deal.

    When's the last time you built an OS?

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  • sharkwouter
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    Originally posted by anarki2 View Post
    ReactOS was a very interesting and promising project... about 10 years ago.

    ​SATA support as a new feature in 2016 is beyond pathetic. Seriously, *all* our company computers are running on M.2/NVMe. Same goes for my home PC. By 2020 they *might* get full XP win32 compatibility, but don't hold your breath lol.
    That would be great actually, since Windows XP will probably still be used by then.

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  • anarki2
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    ReactOS was a very interesting and promising project... about 10 years ago.

    ​SATA support as a new feature in 2016 is beyond pathetic. Seriously, *all* our company computers are running on M.2/NVMe. Same goes for my home PC. By 2020 they *might* get full XP win32 compatibility, but don't hold your breath lol.
    Last edited by anarki2; 16 February 2016, 05:45 PM.

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  • etam
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    The official downloads page is updated as well https://reactos.org/download

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  • phoronix
    started a topic ReactOS 0.4.0 Released For Open-Source Windows Experience

    ReactOS 0.4.0 Released For Open-Source Windows Experience

    Phoronix: ReactOS 0.4.0 Released For Open-Source Windows Experience

    ReactOS 0.4 was up to a release candidate in December and now the official v0.4.0 release media is now available...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...0.4.0-Released
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