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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: 17 (544), 6 months: 17 (504), 3 months: 18 (523), 4 weeks: 22 (432), 1 week: 26 (431)

Average visitor rating: 4.41/10 from 41 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
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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 (4.4.18) -- --
bind (9.12.0) -- --
chromium (64.0.3282.167) -- --
cups (2.2.6) -- --
dhcp (4.4.0) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.9) -- --
firefox (58.0.2) 57.0.1 33.0
freetype (2.9) -- --
gcc (7.3.0) -- --
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 --
glibc (2.27) -- --
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.19) 2.6.17 --
gnumeric (1.12.38) -- --
grub (2.02) -- --
gtk+ (3.22.28) -- --
httpd (2.4.29) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92 --
k3b (17.12.2) -- --
kmod (25) -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (6.0.1) 5.4.3 4.3.2
linux (4.15.4) -- --
Package 0.4.7 0.3.17
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.13) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.0) -- --
mesa (17.3.4) 17.2.6 --
mysql (5.7.21) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- --
NVIDIA (390.25) 52.16 --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u161) -- --
openssh (7.6p1) -- --
openssl (1.1.0g) -- --
perl (5.26.1) -- --
php (7.2.2) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.1) -- --
postfix (3.2.5) -- --
postgresql (10.2) -- --
Python (3.6.4) 3.6.3 3.4.2
qt (5.10.1) -- --
samba (4.7.5) -- --
systemd (237) -- --
thunderbird (52.6.0) 52.5.0 31.2.0
vim (8.0) -- --
vlc (3.0.0) 2.2.8 2.1.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.19.6) -- --

Reader Ratings
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4.4
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Version: 0.4.7
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-02-11
Votes: 3


The first experience: File System is FAT only. That is a file system of the early 90ies. I know from my own experience that NTFS and EXT4 work like a charm interacting with letters like ä, é, ß and so on. But when mixing EXT4 and FAT it is like a mess.
So, I personally work with a private Linux laptop and a professional Windows 7 laptop for work. I wanted to be able to use ReactOS as a Linux alternative and have a free Win installation for my private notebook. The second drawback was that ReactOS only had a PS/2 mouse driver whereas my mouse is an USB one.
So this was my experience with ReactOS.

Nevertheless, I will look. Maybe some day this system will be great .... :-)


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Version: 0.4.7
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-12-21
Votes: 9


I don't see any hope of me living long enough to use this. Too bad because I would really love "Windows" without all of the Windows garbage attached.


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Version: 0.4.7
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-12-12
Votes: 0


ReactOS works on my old computer if I don't use any usb devices.
I hope that usb will work by the next version.
Why don't you bring a linux only version and you implement the rewrited codes step by step?


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