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ReactOS

Last Update: 2018-07-23 17:52 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: 15 (548), 6 months: 12 (552), 3 months: 11 (592), 4 weeks: 10 (773), 1 week: 16 (654)

Average visitor rating: 4.69/10 from 65 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
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2014-11-05: Development Release: ReactOS 0.3.17
 • 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...

Table Notes and Explanations

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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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Ubuntu 18.10$5.95
Debian 9.6.0$5.95
openSUSE 15.0$5.95
Manjaro 18.0$5.95
Fedora 29$5.95
MX Linux 17.1$5.95
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Feature 0.4.9 0.3.17
Release Date 2018-07-23 2014-11-05
End Of Life    
Price (US$) 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 0.4.9 0.3.17
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 2.9.4
alsa-lib (1.1.7) -- --
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (4.4.18) -- --
bind (9.13.3) -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.110) -- --
cups (2.2.9) -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) -- --
firefox (63.0.3) 61.0.1 33.0
freetype (2.9.1) -- --
gcc (8.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.4 --
glibc (2.28) -- --
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- --
gnucash (3.3) 3.2 --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- --
grub (2.02) -- --
gtk+ (3.24.1) -- --
httpd (2.4.37) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92 --
k3b (18.08.3) -- --
kmod (25) -- --
krita (4.1.5)    
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.0.5 4.3.2
linux (4.19.2) -- --
Package 0.4.9 0.3.17
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.2.5) 18.1.4 --
mysql (8.0.13) -- --
nautilus (3.30.3) -- --
NVIDIA (410.78) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- --
openssh (7.9p1) -- --
openssl (1.1.1) -- --
perl (5.28.0) -- --
php (7.2.12) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- --
Python (3.7.1) 3.7.0 3.4.2
qt (5.11.2) -- --
samba (4.9.2) -- --
systemd (239) -- --
thunderbird (60.3.1) 52.9.1 31.2.0
vim (8.1) -- --
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.3 2.1.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) -- --

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
4.7
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Version: 0.4.9
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-11-12
Votes: 4


Again and again the same mistake and has not changed until this version.
Update is still not possible and the system hangs up again and again.

Sorry Friend,but i am really frusted ;((((((


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Version: 0.4.9
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-11-09
Votes: 2


This has potential, but just not quit yet.

I am wanting to use ReactOS as a tool for creating appliances and VM's with support tools for my helpdesk to remotely support locations around the country in a confined lightweight environment that doesn't break the bank to use. But the inability to support .Net 4.6.1 kills it instantly due to my minimum requirements of one of the primary tools. If it cannot be made to support later .Net versions then supporting ancient programs only is a deal breaker for almost any needs going forward.


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Version: 0.4.9
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-11-07
Votes: 3


Sadly this still does not work. It won't boot on either a USB fob or disc. I have burned both on each of my machines, Win 7 and Manjaro.

I will keep trying it when they issue releases but this is a non-operating system. Nothing works with it. Install Manjaro, Mint, or any other of the top 10 distros on Distrowatch if you want an alternative to Windows that work.

Sorry but this is a project going nowhere. The idea is great, but the reality is unless this has an injection of a huge amount of capital then this is doomed to failure sooner or later.

I will keep testing it in the hope that it will actually boot one day.


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