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ReactOS inches toward becoming a viable open source Windows clone

ReactOS is an open source operating system designed to let you run Windows applications without installing, you know… Windows. It’s been in development for more than two decades, and it’s still pretty rough around the edges — there’s a lot of Windows software that doesn’t run on ReactOS, and the operating system lacks a lot […]

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Open source Windows-clone ReactOS hits version 0.4 (ten years after 0.3)

The developers of ReactOS have been working to develop an open source operating system capable of running Windows software since 1998. It’s been slow going: version 0.3.0 was released in 2006. Nearly 10 years later, ReactOS 0.4.0 is available for download. The operating system looks a lot like an old version of Windows, circa Windows 2000, […]

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Open source Windows clone ReactOS hits version 0.4… almost

There are tools that let you run some Windows apps on open source, Linux-based operating systems like Ubuntu and Fedora. But what if you want an operating system that basically acts like Windows… but is completely open source? That’s the idea behind ReactOS, an operating system designed to offer compatibility with Windows 2000 and later. […]

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ReactOS inches closer to becoming true Windows 2000 clone

ReactOS is an open source operating system designed to be compatible with Windows 2000 (and later) apps. It’s been in development for nearly two decades (it actually predates Windows 2000 and grew out of a project called FreeWin95) and it’s still very much a work in progress. But the developers unveiled two interesting milestones this […]