ReactOS An Open OS Beating XP

ReactOS? is an advanced free open source operating system providing a ground-up implementation of a Microsoft Windows? XP compatible operating system. ReactOS aims to achieve complete binary compatibility with both applications and device drivers meant for NT and XP operating systems, by using a similar architecture and providing a complete and equivalent public interface.


ReactOS is the most complete working model of a Windows? like operating system available. Consequently, working programmers will learn a great deal by studying ReactOS source code and even participating in ReactOS development.
ReactOS has and will continue to incorporating features from newer versions and sometimes even define the state of the art in operating system technology.
In short, ReactOS is aiming to run your applications and use your hardware, a free operating system for everyone!
Please bear in mind that ReactOS 0.3.1 is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature complete and is not recommended for everyday use.

Overall :- Its fine and have iso file sizing about +- 15 MB (at the time of writing). You must try it and see the difference . its free so why not try it . setup in 5 min max.
Bottomline :- Hangs tooo many time . My opinion is that you should not use it as a primary OS as it is in alpha/beta stage.

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Note :- XP? and ReactOS? are are trademark of their respective companies .

One thought on “ReactOS An Open OS Beating XP”

  1. I knew ReactOS before I visited this blog. This OS is really light as it consumes just 26MB for the Live version.

    Compatablility-wise, I’d rather say differently. Linux with Wine installed makes a better Windows application launcher than ReactOS.

    ReactOS’ method of following the same structre is repeating the same mistake which Windows has, specifically the DLLs. It carries the same DLL Hell which started in Windows 3.1.

    If an alternative to Windows is what people want, they should try some versions of Linux which are very user-friendly.

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