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DistroWatch.com: ReactOS

ReactOS

Last Update: 2017-12-06 14:44 UTC


ReactOS is a free and open-source operating system based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT architecture. Written completely from scratch, ReactOS is not a Linux-based system and it shares none of the UNIX architecture. The main goal of the ReactOS project is to provide an operating system which is binary compatible with Windows. This will allow Windows applications and drivers to run as they would on a Windows system. Additionally, the look and feel of the Windows operating system is used, such that people accustomed to the familiar user interface of Windows would find using ReactOS straightforward. The ultimate goal of ReactOS is to allow people to use it as an alternative to Windows without the need to change software they are used to.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 16 (575), 6 months: 18 (507), 3 months: 18 (529), 4 weeks: 11 (700), 1 week: 6 (1,380)

Average visitor rating: 4.34/10 from 38 review(s).


ReactOS Summary
Distribution ReactOS
Home Page http://www.reactos.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.reactos.org/forum/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.reactos.org/wiki
Screenshots http://www.reactos.org/screenshots
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.reactos.org/downloadLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://jira.reactos.org/
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 0.4.x: DistroWatchDedoimedotlhp.cfLinuxFR (French)
0.3.x: DistroWatchTalLinux (Italian) • LinuxBSDosMatthias EndlerNeoSmart Technologies
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-12-06: OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.7
 • 2017-09-02: OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.6
 • 2017-05-18: OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.5
 • 2017-02-16: OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.4
 • 2016-11-16: OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.3
 • 2016-08-16: OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.2
 • 2016-05-17: OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.1
 • 2016-02-17: OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.0
 • 2014-11-05: Development Release: ReactOS 0.3.17
 • 2014-02-06: Development Release: ReactOS 0.3.16
 • More ReactOS releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-11-08 ReactOS working on Word 2010
 • More ReactOS headlines...

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Feature 0.4.7 0.3.17
Release Date 2017-12-06 2014-11-05
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 75-110  
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation    
Default Desktop ReactOS Explorer ReactOS Explorer
Package Management    
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software other other
Journaled File Systems -- --
Multilingual en en
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List    
Package 0.4.7 0.3.17
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 2.9.4
alsa-lib (1.1.5) -- --
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.12) -- --
bind (9.11.2) -- --
chromium (63.0.3239.84) -- --
cups (2.2.6) -- --
dhcp (4.3.6) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) -- --
firefox (57.0.2) 57.0.1 33.0
freetype (2.8.1) -- --
gcc (7.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 --
glibc (2.26) -- --
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) 2.6.17 --
gnumeric (1.12.37) -- --
grub (2.02) -- --
gtk+ (3.22.26) -- --
httpd (2.4.29) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92 --
k3b (17.08.3) -- --
kmod (24) -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.4.3 4.3.2
linux (4.14.5) -- --
Package 0.4.7 0.3.17
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.11) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.3.0) 17.2.6 --
mysql (5.7.20) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) 52.16 --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u151) -- --
openssh (7.6p1) -- --
openssl (1.1.0g) -- --
perl (5.26.1) -- --
php (7.2.0) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- --
Python (3.6.3) 3.6.3 3.4.2
qt (5.10.0) -- --
samba (4.7.3) -- --
systemd (235) -- --
thunderbird (52.5.0) 52.5.0 31.2.0
vim (8.0) -- --
vlc (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.1.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.19.5) -- --

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for ReactOS

Average rating
4.3
from 38 review(s)



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Version: 0.4.7
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-12-10
Votes: 5


Still impossible to use!

Too much bugs, i dont understand why they are taking too long to do it!

Seems like there are no progress at all...

=(

0!!!


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Version: 0.4.7
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-12-07
Votes: 1


Granted this is an interesting project. However I'm failing to see the point. A windows compatible OS to run windows programs. You buy a new version of windows and you often have to upgrade other programs because they are no longer compatible. Yes, it is an interesting test to see if it can be done as a technical exercise. Not only will they have to get it to work but then keep rewriting it to work with current software to be compatible with the latest versions to be run on the latest version of windows. I admire the dedication of the team working on this but ultimately don't see the practical point.


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Version: 0.4.7
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-12-06
Votes: 1


I was hoping that this new release would work better than the previous releases but we are still not there yet. The reason I am depending on this release as the Senior Citizens that I teach want a system that is 1 stable and 2 is familiar to them.

Keep working guys, I know you will get there, hopefully in my lifetime.


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