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ReactOS RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: ReactOS

ReactOS

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 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: 11 (602), 6 months: 12 (653), 3 months: 12 (679), 4 weeks: 19 (610), 1 week: 25 (514)

Average visitor rating: 4.53/10 from 78 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/downloadLinuxTracker.org
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:
 • 2019-03-04: OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.11
 • 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
 • 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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Feature 0.4.11 0.3.17
Release Date 2019-03-04 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 0.4.11 0.3.17
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 2.9.4
alsa-lib (1.1.9) -- --
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) -- --
bind (9.15.0) -- --
chromium (74.0.3729.157) -- --
cups (2.2.11) -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.45.1) -- --
firefox (66.0.5) 65.0.2 33.0
freetype (2.10.0) -- --
gcc (9.1.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.10) 2.10.8 --
glibc (2.29) -- --
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- --
gnucash (3.5) 3.4 --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- --
grub (2.02) -- --
gtk (3.24.8) -- --
httpd (2.4.39) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92 --
k3b (19.04.1) -- --
kmod (26) -- --
krita (4.1.8)    
libreoffice (6.2.3) 6.2.0 4.3.2
linux (5.1.3) -- --
Package 0.4.11 0.3.17
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.3.14) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- --
mesa (19.0.4) 18.3.4 --
mysql (8.0.16) -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) -- --
NVIDIA (430.14) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) -- --
openssh (8.0p1) -- --
openssl (1.1.1b) -- --
perl (5.28.2) -- --
php (7.3.5) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.5) -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- --
postgresql (11.3) -- --
Python (3.7.3) 3.7.2 3.4.2
qt (5.12.3) -- --
samba (4.10.3) -- --
systemd (242) -- --
thunderbird (60.7.0) 60.5.2 31.2.0
vim (8.1) -- --
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.6 2.1.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.4) -- --

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Version: 0.4.11
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-05-10
Votes: 1


It looks like Windows, but it doesn't [yet] run reliably with any apps you care about. The version number is 0.4.11 so clearly it needs time yet to get anywhere close to a 1.0 stability level. It is possible that you could use it for solitary apps in a VM (or for one you might specially craft for this purpose) but I don't think you would enjoy any stability if you attempted to use it a the primary OS on an actual system. I have high hopes that one day it will be stable, and will run a web browser anywhere close to modern so I could use it as sandbox for web browsing.


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Version: 0.4.11
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-05-03
Votes: 0


very poor performance, but works with many Windows apps.


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Version: 0.4.11
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-04-04
Votes: 3


I have tried the LiveCD on my little ASUS eeePC 701 (2 GB of RAM, Celeron M CPU). All drivers got loaded but after splash screen went straight to BSOD.


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