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ReactOS RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: ReactOS

ReactOS

Last Update: 2018-07-23 17:52 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: 15 (537), 6 months: 12 (573), 3 months: 12 (615), 4 weeks: 14 (625), 1 week: 20 (561)

Average visitor rating: 4.6/10 from 68 review(s).


ReactOS Summary
Distribution ReactOS
Home Page http://www.reactos.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.reactos.org/forum/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.reactos.org/wiki
Screenshots http://www.reactos.org/screenshots
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.reactos.org/download
Bug Tracker http://jira.reactos.org/
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 0.4.x: DistroWatchDistroWatchDedoimedotlhp.cfLinuxFR (French)
0.3.x: DistroWatchTalLinux (Italian) • LinuxBSDosMatthias EndlerNeoSmart Technologies
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-11-06: OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.10
 • 2018-07-23: OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.9
 • 2018-04-15: OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.8
 • 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
 • More ReactOS releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-08-01 ReactOS boots from Btrfs
 •2018-06-03 ReactOS can build itself
 •2016-11-08 ReactOS working on Word 2010
 • More ReactOS headlines...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Ubuntu 18.10$5.95
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openSUSE 15.0$5.95
Manjaro 18.0$5.95
Fedora 29$5.95
MX Linux 17.1$5.95
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Feature 0.4.9 0.3.17
Release Date 2018-07-23 2014-11-05
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 78-110  
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 0.4.9 0.3.17
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 2.9.4
alsa-lib (1.1.7) -- --
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (4.4.18) -- --
bind (9.13.5) -- --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) -- --
cups (2.2.10) -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) -- --
firefox (64.0) 61.0.1 33.0
freetype (2.9.1) -- --
gcc (8.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.4 --
glibc (2.28) -- --
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- --
gnucash (3.3) 3.2 --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- --
grub (2.02) -- --
gtk+ (3.24.2) -- --
httpd (2.4.37) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92 --
k3b (18.12.0) -- --
kmod (25) -- --
krita (4.1.7)    
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.0.5 4.3.2
linux (4.19.9) -- --
Package 0.4.9 0.3.17
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.11) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.3.1) 18.1.4 --
mysql (8.0.13) -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- --
NVIDIA (415.18) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- --
openssh (7.9p1) -- --
openssl (1.1.1a) -- --
perl (5.28.0) -- --
php (7.3.0) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- --
Python (3.7.1) 3.7.0 3.4.2
qt (5.12.0) -- --
samba (4.9.3) -- --
systemd (239) -- --
thunderbird (60.3.3) 52.9.1 31.2.0
vim (8.1) -- --
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.3 2.1.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) -- --

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for ReactOS

Average rating
4.6
from 68 review(s)



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Version: 0.4.9
Rating: 2
Date: 2018-12-13
Votes: 0


Pros
a good approximation of the basic functions and appearance of a Windows NT workstation
attractive interface
boots quickly

Cons
extremely unstable
prone to random system crashes and BSODs
Control Center does not provide system options such as wallpaper, screen locker.
UNIX-like filesystem hierarchy
file-transfer is extremely slow.

Recommend buying a legit licensed copy of Windows 98, 2000 or Me.
ReactOS not ready for any serious use or even constructive testing. Yuck.
For Windows, nothing beats Windows


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Version: 0.4.9
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-11-30
Votes: 2


I tried version 0.4.9 on my two laptops (Advent 7111 and Thinkpad R52) and it ran good, but that OS still don`t support videocard/soundcard drivers. Sadly for now ReactOS is still only-virtualbox OS.


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Version: 0.4.9
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-11-28
Votes: 0


will not boot in cd or usb, but will run in virtual box on linux mint, all it does is gives blue screen of death


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