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Another Good Reason to Get Rid of Windows: ReactOS 0.4 is HERE!
02-17-2016, 07:12 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:ReactOS 0.4 brings open source Windows closer to reality

The team behind ReactOS, an open-source reimplementation of Windows, released a new version that brings improved hardware support and better filesystem support, among a variety of other changes.

ReactOS is a free and open source implementation of the Windows NT architecture, which intends to provide support for existing applications and drivers, outside of the control of Microsoft.

Much like Linux distributions, the ReactOS team is responsible for integrating a variety of libraries together to create a working OS image. As a result, the ReactOS team is not responsible for recreating every core function of Windows—the TCP/IP stack is provided by lwIP, fonts are handled by freetype, and various other libraries like libjpeg, libpng, and zlib (among others) are provided by upstream projects which are also incorporated in various Linux distributions. Accordingly, support for Win32 programs is provided through WINE, with the kernel and other low-level utilities written by the ReactOS team.

It is worth noting that ReactOS is a substantially smaller and lightweight OS than Windows. At less than 150 MB, the install image is really quite tiny. For comparison, the minimum system requirements of Windows 10 require 16GB for installation.

Read more: techrepublic.com

Try it out here: https://reactos.org/

This could be big.
Run your windows stuff on another OS?
Free?
While the latest windows 10 is a spyware machine?
An interesting fact about all this is, the Russian government
has selectedReactOS as part of an ongoing plan to replace the
use of closed-source software with domestic and open source solutions.
Link to Google Translate
This is popcorn2.gif Friggin' interesting.
I wonder if the Russians made a $$££€€ contribution?

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02-17-2016, 07:36 PM #2
Coolchick Member
Posts:5,205 Threads:118 Joined:Mar 2013
am i ok since i turned off the updates..

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Just Plain Nuts.
02-17-2016, 07:42 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Interesting 13.gif
02-17-2016, 07:52 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(02-17-2016, 07:36 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  am i ok since i turned off the updates..

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Yeah, we'll all just skip the "recommended security updates", thanks.
We're good.

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02-17-2016, 07:58 PM #5
Coolchick Member
Posts:5,205 Threads:118 Joined:Mar 2013
ok good..

lol the icon is at the bottom right of my screen, i cant make it disappear.
has a red 'x' on it.. and if i put the cursor over it, it says:


'solve pc issues. 1 important message'


yeah i bet..

Just Plain Nuts.
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02-17-2016, 11:39 PM #6
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
better get an ubuntu or some based on it.

better package base.

more support.

easy to use.
02-18-2016, 12:49 AM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,813 Threads:651 Joined:Feb 2011
hmm.gif Hmmm...

This is worth keeping an eye on. The only real reason to keep Window$ is to run other software that requires it.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
02-18-2016, 05:07 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Agreed. I don't think the average person comprehends what a milestone this is.

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02-18-2016, 05:11 PM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,813 Threads:651 Joined:Feb 2011
I personally don't believe the gov went nearly far enough when they split M$. They have a stranglehold on the computer industry that prevents any competition. Why develop software when you know none of the computer manufacturers will use it because of binding contracts with M$?

This really is a BIG deal!

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
02-18-2016, 05:22 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,473 Threads:1,441 Joined:Feb 2011
It really is.
I plan on giving it a try in the near future.
People are apparently getting photoshop to run on it.
Nobody writes viruses for it.
It's immune to traditional windows attacks.
Runs windows programs.
The cons... it looks like win 98, but that's no deal breaker.

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02-18-2016, 07:28 PM #11
Coolchick Member
Posts:5,205 Threads:118 Joined:Mar 2013
(02-18-2016, 05:07 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Agreed. I don't think the average person comprehends what a milestone this is.

lol well probably not..

unless you know wtf computer lingo and what it all means, then i guess not..

Just Plain Nuts.
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02-18-2016, 10:06 PM #12
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
you can bet your ass windows soundblaster and radeon drivers will not work on it.

or music equipment specific drivers.
02-18-2016, 11:02 PM #13
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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hahahah... try to get soundblaster drivers working on a hackentosh

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