Tuesday, March 13th 2007

ReactOS 0.3.1 released

For anyone who hasn't heard of the ReactOS project, it is a version of Linux that undertakes the extraordinary task of running Windows XP programs using Windows XP drivers....natively. This project isn't exactly new, which is probably why we haven't been hearing much about this. The jump to version 0.3.1 does a lot of things, such as a rebuild of the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer). The HAL handles communication between hardware, software, and the kernel of the operating system. You can read the full list of updates here.

Anyone who'd like to try ReactOS can download it off of thier homepage.Source: Nordic Hardware
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11 Comments on ReactOS 0.3.1 released

#1
BXtreme
CoOl, i just gotta try it out.
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DanTheBanjoman
SeƱor Moderator
ReactOS is Linux Based? I recall it having nothing to do with Linux. In fact, if it's Linux based, how will they get Windows drivers to work?
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Awesome....Ive been wanting to try a linux build (dual boot or something else on another partition) but was afraid, due to all the programs and games I have that wont work with it. Ive heard Lindows was pretty awesome...not sure about driver support though.
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zekrahminator
McLovin
by: DanTheBanjoman
ReactOS is Linux Based? I recall it having nothing to do with Linux. In fact, if it's Linux based, how will they get Windows drivers to work?
Well, if it isn't Linux, then it's it's very own thing :).
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Looks ok. IMO they should change the OS skin, it just looks ugly.
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Looks like something you would find on a palmtop.
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#8
Urlyin
Senior Moderator
Surprized MS isn't all over those guys ...
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#9
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
They havent copied anything, just made it windows compatible. M$ cant sue over that, otherwise they would need to sue every software company thats released software that runs on windows.
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#10
Urlyin
Senior Moderator
Hmm... I see .. didn't read the who thing .. just saw a pic of the desktop and assumed it was a OS on it's own
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#11
killatia
i might try this out on a seperate harddrive and see how this works out.
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