[Baypiggies] ReactOS: A true-to-life OpenSource version of Windows (not Linux)

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Thu Mar 19 06:35:00 CET 2009

I have just heard about ReactOS. It's a true to life Open Source  
version of Windows (not a Windows emulator). I just installed it and  
it's surprisingly good for an Alpha version:


I loved the very small download and very quick install. Then, to  
download packages (like FIrefox, etc.), I started the Download  
application -- That's a very seamless and very quick install!

I see Development section of packages to download only has FreeBasic  
as a language. I was curious if anyone we know is already working on a  
Python port to ReactOS?

I tried to install the standard Windows version of Python, but the  
*msi file wouldn't execute (obviously ReactOS issue). I tried to  
download gcc so I could try to build Python. But, the self-extracting  
executable caused a memory exception. Here's where the Alpha side of  
the product started showing itself. I don't think it'll be long,  
however, before it will be easy to port Python to the platform.

I know several people who would be very excited for the flexibility of  
a very well adopted OS that also has the freedom of truly OpenSource.


glen at glenjarvis.com

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -M. Gandhi

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