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DistroWatch.com: ReactOS

ReactOS

Last Update: 2017-05-18 12:20 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 (562), 6 months: 15 (644), 3 months: 16 (619), 4 weeks: 19 (473), 1 week: 22 (429)

Average visitor rating: 4.39/10 from 23 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:
 • 2017-05-18: 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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  • 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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Feature 0.4.5 0.3.17
Release Date 2017-05-18 2014-11-05
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
CDs 1 1
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation    
Default Desktop ReactOS Explorer ReactOS Explorer
Package Management    
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Journaled File Systems -- --
Multilingual en en
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List    
Package 0.4.5 0.3.17
abiword (3.0.2) 2.9.4 2.9.4
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) -- --
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4) -- --
bind (9.11.1-P1) -- --
chromium (59.0.3071.115) -- --
cups (2.2.3) -- --
dhcp (4.3.5) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) -- --
firefox (54.0) 45.0.1 33.0
freetype (2.8) -- --
gcc (7.1.0) -- --
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.25) -- --
gnome-shell (3.24.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) 2.6.11 --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- --
grub (2.02) -- --
gtk+ (3.22.16) -- --
httpd (2.4.26) -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.91 --
k3b (17.04.2) -- --
kmod (24) -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.3.0 4.3.2
linux (4.11.7) -- --
Package 0.4.5 0.3.17
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.6) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.1.3) 17.0.0 --
mysql (5.7.18) -- --
nautilus (3.24.1) -- --
NVIDIA (381.22) 52.16 --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u131) -- --
openssh (7.5p1) -- --
openssl (1.1.0f) -- --
perl (5.26.0) -- --
php (7.1.6) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.3) -- --
postfix (3.2.2) -- --
postgresql (9.6.3) -- --
Python (3.6.1) 3.4.3 3.4.2
qt (5.9.0) -- --
samba (4.6.5) -- --
systemd (233) -- --
thunderbird (52.2.1) 38.7.1 31.2.0
vim (8.0) -- --
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.2 2.1.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) -- --

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for ReactOS

Average rating
4.4
from 23 review(s)



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Version: 0.4.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-06-18
Votes: 3


Works better than I expected from alpha software and better than trying to find a win2k installation.


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Version: 0.4.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-16
Votes: 2


Runs well on an old HP pavilion dv6500 minus some drivers not wanting to install properly (mostly because the xp era drivers are all unofficial as it is a vista laptop originally).


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Version: 0.4.5
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-06-09
Votes: 5


Installed on a top of the line Core 2 Duo where boot and shutdown were fastest ever. But had to wipe the hard drive. USB able to read and receive input and the XP gui was adequate. VGA res could not match 1280x720 mon so I installed Intel GMA graphics for XP but could not finish reboot after. Concept works though additional work is needed. Would be more useful to restorers of old machines if USB flash can be used as system storage.


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