Anybody try this yet?

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ReactOS® is a free open source operating system based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT® architecture (Windows versions such as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 are built on Windows NT architecture). Written completely from scratch, ReactOS is not a Linux based system, and 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 your Windows® applications and drivers to run as they would on your 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 you to use it as alternative to Windows® without the need to change software you are used to.
http://www.reactos.org/
 
Shinma

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Looks quite interesting but it is still in the alpha stage.

The most current review I found is,
Click HERE
 
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Perce

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Shinma pointed out that it was still Alpha phase, I've been reading their forums for a while, was thinking about a download and a test of it. Will have a PC "freeded up" next week. Want to try it then. :)
 
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Looks quite interesting but it is still in the alpha stage.

The most current review I found is,
Click HERE

It has been in alpha stage for more than 15years. There is not much windows software that you can run in it. You don't like windows 8, because of the missing start menu. I'm looking forward to see your don't like list about this o/s.
 
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glussier said:
It has been in alpha stage for more than 15years. There is not much windows software that you can run in it. You don't like windows 8, because of the missing start menu. I'm looking forward to see your don't like list about this o/s.
You'll be waiting for a long time then, since no plans for testing in the near future. Besides, Perce stated testing for past weekend. As for Windows 8/8.1, appears to be a moot point if all market/sales rumours/indicators... are correct of it dying a quick death. Nothing like people/business speaking with their wallets to get the point across. :)
 
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...grumble, grumble.

Still think it's better than Win8!
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glussier

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Windows 8.2 or 9 will come, it's going to be windows 8/8.1 with a few tweaks, and everybody will forget about all the bad points.
 
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Perce

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React OS build 03.16, Full CD version, download is fast, good fast Server, a promising start.

Download: 75mb Zipped. unzips to ISO Image file

ISO Image: 95 mb Bootable CD, easliy made with Ashampoo Burning Studio. 

Used Dust Covered WDC SATA 250GB Drive, I use this for testing Operating Systems

Chose Fat32 Partitioning, delete old XP FAT32 partition, quickly deleted and formatted!

Hardware Problems: Keyboard: MS Internet Keyboard Pro , USB/PS would not work to install. Used standard 101Key USB Keyboard to continue the Install. Once initial config completed, booted from HDD, standard 101Key US Keyboard would not work. Shutdown and swapped keyboard to the MS USB/PS2 Keyboard. Installation continued to,” installing drivers”, then froze when trying to enter username/password. Unable to continue. Woes me 

PC Specs: Older Inspiron 518, Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, Intel G33 Chipset Motherboard, 4GB Memory, used Onboard Intel Video, Sound and Networking.
This is my Standard Test PC, I’ve installed XP, Vista, Windows7, Apple IOS, Windows8 and Linux, all with various versions of each OS. First time ever I could not install an OS. 

Will try again later with my Gaming PC, will post back my results

Opinion so far of this OS, ReactOS SUCKS!!!! Can’t believe these Russian pukes have this “garbage OS” that won’t even install, after about 9 years of developing!! When a proven, “old faithful PC”, my Test PC, which I have installed over 14 Operating systems on without any major issues, won’t even complete the install, this is sad!

My no hold bars opinion at the moment, the Developers of ReactOS should do a career move, like trying Hairdressing or Gardening, which they may be good at. As Operating System Developers, they basically suck. Granted it is Alpha Software, but it at least should install on an old and proven PC. Oh the Humanity!!! ………LOL I strongly suggest not even trying this, based on my Testing so far.
 
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Ugh too much work! :( Maybe this wkend?

But if it can't run on a C2Q, I'm not liking my odds!
 
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Perce

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ReactOS update, tried 2 different CDs I made from the full install download. Results, on 2 of my PCs, first Generation Intel CPUs(both on stable Socket 775 Mootherbaords), one Dual Core other Quad, it would not install. I tried it on a 3rd, old Single core Intel, finally got it installed, whenever I tried Internet it crashed, blue screen, installed different Network card, tried again with Firefox, it loaded and then crashed when I tried to search :(. IMO, this OS, is not worth the download, if you do and can get it to work, good luck. :)
 
Shinma

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Thanks for the additional update Perce.
I'll be writing this software off as really being alpha.
 
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Perce

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Glad I could share my experience, too bad, I would of loved to get it too work, just the thought oof a Good Commie OS!! LOL Yah I know they are supposed to be Democratic. :)