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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: 16 (579), 6 months: 19 (506), 3 months: 22 (422), 4 weeks: 28 (365), 1 week: 33 (356)

Average visitor rating: 4.47/10 from 83 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
Where To Buy

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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  • 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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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 (9.15.3) -- --
chromium (77.0.3865.75) -- --
cups (2.3.0) -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) -- --
firefox (69.0) 65.0.2 33.0
freetype (2.10.1) -- --
gcc (9.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.12) 2.10.8 --
glibc (2.30) -- --
gnome-shell (3.34.0) -- --
gnucash (3.7) 3.4 --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- --
grub (2.04) -- --
gtk (3.24.11) -- --
httpd (2.4.41) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92 --
k3b (19.08.1) -- --
kmod (26) -- --
krita (4.2.6)    
libreoffice (6.3.1) 6.2.0 4.3.2
linux (5.2.14) -- --
Package 0.4.11 0.3.17
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.8) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) -- --
mesa (19.1.6) 18.3.4 --
mysql (8.0.17) -- --
nautilus (3.34.0) -- --
NVIDIA (435.21) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (12.0.2) -- --
openssh (8.0p1) -- --
openssl (1.1.1d) -- --
perl (5.30.0) -- --
php (7.3.9) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.5) -- --
postfix (3.4.6) -- --
postgresql (11.5) -- --
Python (3.7.4) 3.7.2 3.4.2
qt (5.13.1) -- --
samba (4.10.8) -- --
systemd (243) -- --
thunderbird (68.1.0) 60.5.2 31.2.0
vim (8.1) -- --
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.6 2.1.5
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) -- --

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Average rating
4.5
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Version: 0.4.11
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-09-10
Votes: 0


While I definitely appreciate the ideals of this OS it has a Loooooong way to go to be usefull... If it worked properly I would certainly use it.

I was able to run a live CD; ( sort of ). It quit every time I inserted a USB device or a drive attached to my RAID cards. ( System Frozen )

I have tried all the releases, and none of them recognise inserting a USB device on any of my mother boards. Gigabyte Core2 Duo - Gigabyte i7

I was NOT able to install to a HDD with the "Press a Key to Reboot" loop error, or HDD not detected error.

This OS has the potential to match Xp without the integrated internet. ( Desirable. )
I will keep watching this OS for updates. I would like to see it actually work.




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Version: 0.4.11
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-07-23
Votes: 15


This one I'm definitely rooting for!

I can see this fitting a few of my old machines very well. Unfortunately, it's not quite there yet. =(

In my opinion, this deserves a 5.5 rating due to it being half way there.

It varies on what you can and can't do at this time but is inching it's way to being able to do more.

Haven't had an issue with hardware yet, other than a printer, but it installed just fine.

Fun to play with and see the progress as I check it out from time to time.








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Version: 0.4.11
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-07-20
Votes: 0


ReactOS is getting better and better, and more soon than late it will be a perfect replace for (the now spyware OS) Windows 10. Ignore those who say 'it doesn't work' (they must be from Microsoft). I've tested v0.4.11 is you can run a lot of programs without problems (check the ReactOS forum, and search for the thread #10972, named with the title 'Epic win', to read the successful history of programs that are able to run in ReactOS, either partially or completely). That said, it still need development to a stable operating system (it's NOT recommended to non-technical persons).


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