Monday, September 18, 2006

ReactOS Virtual Machine, Windows without Windows

Today, ReactOS released version 0.3 which coincides with its 10th anniversary. ReactOS is a ground-up implementation of a Windows XP compatible operating system and aims to be complete binary compatible, that is, both application and driver compatible. I never tried ReactOS before, but I found out that they distribute a VMware VM, so I downloaded it and tried it. It boots up really fast, way faster than Windows XP.

Here's a screenshot of the desktop.

ReactOS is still alpha quality, and it isn't a viable replacement for Windows yet, but nonetheless, it's a very interesting project. You can download the VM here: Direct Download

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