ReactOS The Perfect Windows Alternate – Review and Installation

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35 Responses

  1. Bas vanHeel-Roseboom says:

    BSOD back? lol!

  2. Oanthata Kealeboga says:

    The idea is good but the execution is quite off… They have focused on the Interface of Windows rather than the back-end. The folder structure is different hence most programs wont install if you download them from a Windows Machine.

    Hence you can only download from their repository. So its really still Linux with a Windows Front-end. Its quite cool though. They will however need to work faster as Microsoft has rumors of making an Open Source version of their OS.

  3. Tom2 says:

    If the Reactos team were not there, and doing what they are doing, then who will?

    How can anyone criticize a free (in development) os? It started 20 years ago..yes. But they are still there, even after all the tech changes and Internet explosion, in the meantime.

    I suspect when/if Reactos is finally released, (stable) it will be a serious challenger in the os world. And will not be playing catch-up.

    Can they do it? I believe Windows 10 has given them a chance. My opinion only.

  4. Maurice says:

    When I tried installing Reactos 0.4.3 in a virtual machine using VirtualBox under Windows XP SP3, I obtained a blue screen when booting up Reactos after the installation had finished.

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