May 12, 2007

Windows Look-Alike Operating System

React OS is slowly creeping into the open source world, which dawns a Windows look & infact it is based on Windows XP design with a little compatibility issues. Its in alpha stage & can be downloadedfrom their site (its around 16MB - so small) but MS gotta watch its back, who knows it may take over (although it takes a very long time). Also they are working with various applications with compatibility issues and their briefing goes like this…

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!

To check out more about it go to just check these similar looking screenshots

@shish {Cool Wizard}

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