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    Default ReactOS 0.3.15 Begins Supporting USB Mice

    Phoronix: ReactOS 0.3.15 Begins Supporting USB Mice

    ReactOS, the open-source operating system aiming to reimplement the Microsoft Windows NT architecture, finally has out version 0.3.15. New to ReactOS 0.3.15 is early support for USB keyboards, mice, and storage devices...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM4MTk

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    Default Hooraaay!

    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: ReactOS 0.3.15 Begins Supporting USB Mice

    ReactOS, the open-source operating system aiming to reimplement the Microsoft Windows NT architecture, finally has out version 0.3.15. New to ReactOS 0.3.15 is early support for USB keyboards, mice, and storage devices...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM4MTk


    Hoooray! Bleeding egde capability. Definitely will use ReactOS now. That's what I was missing.

    PS. Nvidia claims it will not support Linux OS anymore. They build a new team and the existing developers in the number of ONE are (is) reassinged to ReactOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John123 View Post
    Hoooray! Bleeding egde capability. Definitely will use ReactOS now. That's what I was missing.

    PS. Nvidia claims it will not support Linux OS anymore. They build a new team and the existing developers in the number of ONE are (is) reassinged to ReactOS.
    The whole idea of ReactOS is not needing nvidia to support ReactOS. That's the point of having binary compatability with Windows.

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    Default Looking better...

    It might almost be useable on newer computers now, if you can find compatible software, have or don't need the right ethernet card, and aren't concerned about wireless or anything exotic like that.

    IE: It's a big step in the right direction..but a step only takes you so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibidem View Post
    IE: It's a big step in the right direction..but a step only takes you so far.
    It's a project that's quite fun for hobby purposes and fun for the project devs, but otherwise completely useless. Anyone who seriously thinks this can ever be a replacement for Windows, needs a serious reality check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    It's a project that's quite fun for hobby purposes and fun for the project devs, but otherwise completely useless. Anyone who seriously thinks this can ever be a replacement for Windows, needs a serious reality check.
    Agreed, but on the other hand, what was the point of making it in the first place? Linux is better at being windows than ReactOS, in a compatibility and functionality point of view anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    Agreed, but on the other hand, what was the point of making it in the first place?
    Probably something of a 'because we can' kind of thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    Linux is better at being windows than ReactOS, in a compatibility and functionality point of view anyway.
    But it doesn't take Windows drivers. A binary compatible clone of Windows that accepts Windows drivers will have superior support for third-party desktop peripherals and hardware than Linux will ever have since every single such device has at least a Windows driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonadow View Post
    Probably something of a 'because we can' kind of thing.



    But it doesn't take Windows drivers. A binary compatible clone of Windows that accepts Windows drivers will have superior support for third-party desktop peripherals and hardware than Linux will ever have since every single such device has at least a Windows driver.
    True, but so far how many of those drivers have actually worked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    Agreed, but on the other hand, what was the point of making it in the first place? Linux is better at being windows than ReactOS, in a compatibility and functionality point of view anyway.
    Ask a question to yourself - why would you build a Honda clone in your garage??
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    Spoiler alert: In order to impress Honda engineers and get a job.

    They build it to prove what they are capable of, in order for microsoft to hire them. Nothing else!
    Quote Originally Posted by DeepDayze View Post
    Reactos would be ideal for supporting legacy server apps that generally run on NT 4 or Win2K Server, which have been EOL'd by MS a long time ago.
    Thats a job of WINE.
    Quote Originally Posted by stiiixy View Post
    I believe I saw an article somewhere on the ethernets in regards to ReactOS having a sort-of paid-for support division. It looked to be focused on the Russian regions, but if it picks up there, it could see more development and actually possibly become something of use. Supporting old apps etc.
    Incorrect, Russia has Ethersoft.


    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Yes, Windows XP is EOL on 8 april 2014.
    Windows XP sucks though, Windows 7 and Windows 8 is much better (some things suck in Windows 8 though), but the upcoming Windows 8.1 is looking promising.
    I see you still have place for being bullshitted. Well, happy burning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brosis View Post
    Ask a question to yourself - why would you build a Honda clone in your garage??
    .[...].
    Spoiler alert: In order to impress Honda engineers and get a job.

    They build it to prove what they are capable of, in order for microsoft to hire them. Nothing else!
    Or, to get similar or improved performance with similar features/interfaces and with a more efficient or better designed system...and while their at it, learn how to create a functioning and coherent OS. Of course it's not fully functioning or coherent yet; that's what makes it a good learning tool.

    Yes, they could work on Linux (distributions), or some other commonly used OS's, but that wouldn't necessarily help them in learning all the things they might learn in developing ReactOS.

    Mind naming some individuals who got a job at Microsoft as a result of working on ReactOS? I would be interested in such a list.

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