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 PostPost subject: ReactOS        Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:12 am 
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Reactos is an operating system that can run windows applications. It is still in alpha but it already works:

http://www.reactos.org/

It has a great potential, but currently it is more an operating system to run as a virtual machine. (We are talking about a 15MB iso)

I am sure that it will be a great windows alternative.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:14 am 
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I know ReactOS, I think it's a great project and it's interesting to see it make progress :) I agree with your point it's better to run it in a VM (or at least not natively on a production system) and one fact I really like about it is that you can really see it getting "better and better" with every new release. :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:46 am 
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It is very good unfortuantly M$ are prosucuting because they claim that Reactos used code knicked from NT, however its a load of rubbish, MS are just worried if it will do what Linux did to Unix

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I've been following it since 2001. I still remember a time when it could barely run winver, and didn't even have its own loader (it was loaded from DOS). Now it has about the same compatibility WINE has (probably because the two projects share a lot of code).


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reactos is a great project and it has a lot of potential, but its 2 bad its devlopment is moving so slowly recently. i donated some money recently because i want to see this project thrive. i cant until 0.3.1, i heard its gonna b faster. did any1 notice how slow this goes on any computer though?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:15 am 
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I've been trying to compile the latest SVN releases, but every system I run the ISO on (including QEMU and VMWare), it craps out at the bootloader... The last time I tried was about 3 weeks ago... perhaps by now, the svn code has settled...

*Off to try again*


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:39 am 
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It is a slow OS, but it is still a very good one at that matter, with fantastic compatibility.


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benny1091 wrote:
did any1 notice how slow this goes on any computer though?

Yes, every computer I tested it, it didn't work very fast.


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Its very slow because they have to audit every last bit of Code to make sure no NT code is in it to get M$ off their back.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:19 pm 
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I tried compiling a version from SVN code... looks like the OS is being actively developed.... Many changes have been committed in a single day - They're currently working on v0.4, and it seems that they hope to have it released sometime in the next 6 months, if the volume of work being done continues.

As for the copy I compiled... ntoskrnl would not build properly. It's probably due to a library conflict on my side, though.

edit: turns out, they updated the build environment by 2 versions since I last updated. See this page: http://www.reactos.com/wiki/index.php/Build_Environment if you're interested in building your own binaries.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:29 pm 
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looks good, but has a long way to go yet


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:50 pm 
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Yeah I've been trying different releases of ReactOS and it still doesnt seem to run Windows apps as well as it should :/


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Does react os have dir x? How about the standard windows games. I might use it in my dads computer if it does.
All he does is play a few simple games on it. No internet just a few games. He does have a usb mouse so it would have to have usb support for it.

Just wondering


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:56 am 
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dirtwarrior wrote:
Does react os have dir x? How about the standard windows games. I might use it in my dads computer if it does.
All he does is play a few simple games on it. No internet just a few games. He does have a usb mouse so it would have to have usb support for it.

Just wondering


You have something like mineswepper and solitaire included on it.
You cannot run DirectX 3D but I think you can run OpenGL games and flash games. So the basic games should work.
USB Mouse only works if your bios is set to simulate usb as ps2 (se reactos.org for details)
But I don't recommend ReactOS for a normal use.


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dionet wrote:
You cannot run DirectX 3D but I think you can run OpenGL games and flash games. So the basic games should work.

Wine has a DirectX-OpenGL translation layer, and thus can run many DirectX based games (UnrealEngine games run pretty well with the Direct3D engine, but they run better with OpenGL, of course). Since Wine shares many DLLs with ReactOS, it's very likely that the translation layer exists on it too.


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ppc_digger wrote:
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You cannot run DirectX 3D but I think you can run OpenGL games and flash games. So the basic games should work.

Wine has a DirectX-OpenGL translation layer, and thus can run many DirectX based games (UnrealEngine games run pretty well with the Direct3D engine, but they run better with OpenGL, of course). Since Wine shares many DLLs with ReactOS, it's very likely that the translation layer exists on it too.


You are right: http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/DirectX_Status
It says that it has a basic support.

Sorry...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:30 pm 
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Here's an SVN snapshot of the install cd and the live cd. I KNOW the live cd works, but the install cd seems to have issues when formatting/partitioning the drive.

I compiled this on my system on Feb. 7th, but hadn't posted them yet for you guys to try out until today.

http://rapidshare.com/files/15441274/Re ... BootCD.zip
http://rapidshare.com/files/15441042/Re ... LiveCD.zip

If you want, I can continue to compile up-to-date SVN builds.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:23 pm 
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When this gets a little more mature it may be interesting.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:43 am 
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jimmsta wrote:
Here's an SVN snapshot of the install cd and the live cd. I KNOW the live cd works, but the install cd seems to have issues when formatting/partitioning the drive.

I compiled this on my system on Feb. 7th, but hadn't posted them yet for you guys to try out until today.

http://rapidshare.com/files/15441274/Re ... BootCD.zip
http://rapidshare.com/files/15441042/Re ... LiveCD.zip

If you want, I can continue to compile up-to-date SVN builds.


Would you be willing to compile just the ROS Explorer File Manager\Shell and the three *.dlls it needs to run on XP? I know one of the coders made a release available but that's over two or three years old at this point...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:01 am 
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In the official ROS Explorer Home Page there is some information on compiling:
http://www.sky.franken.de/explorer/index.html?#compile

EDIT: I will try to compile it...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:28 am 
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Might be very good. But why is it so small?


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i asked me the very same question, windows= (XP) 600mb, reactOS=60mb

why?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:41 am 
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Has anyone did any real testing of this?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:23 pm 
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yes, me, it does really work (in vmware), but i only tested firefox, opera and some small programms


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Namronia wrote:
i asked me the very same question, windows= (XP) 600mb, reactOS=60mb

why?

because it is years off from being what XP is. Same reason why XP can run lots of programs while reactos can only run a few (and maybe no where near full speed, i haven't use it)


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