ReactOS adds compatibility with Windows 10 and Windows 8 applications

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Despite the fact that more and more users enjoy and use alternative desktops to those that resemble Windows; There are still many users who are looking for similarity with Windows, either out of nostalgia, comfort or ignorance.

It is in this field that he stands out.a ReactOS distribution, a distribution that tries not only look like windows Instead, Windows programs work as if it were a real Microsoft operating system.Thus, the latest version of ReactOS has added support for certain Windows applications and compatibility with some libraries, taking another step towards «windowsification«. React OS 0.4.8 it supports NTFS drives, the file system that Windows uses, so there is no problem connecting drives that are or work with Windows. The notification process has also been improved, making it similar to Windows 10 and, as always, it is still found in the lower right part of our desktop.

ReactOS allows us to connect any Windows unit without any special library or program

But the newest thing is the compatibility with Windows 10 and Windows 8 apps, a compatibility that did not yet exist and that from this version will allow us to install certain applications and typical Windows 10 apps. If you have not used ReactOS or you do not know it, no get scared because these ReactOS news have nothing to do with cracking but with Free Software. ReactOS uses programs like Wine by default that allows us to install any Windows application.

But unlike the rest of the distributions, ReactOS focuses on polishing and improving this virtualization so that all types of applications work without any problem for the user.. I think ReactOS is interesting, but if you already use a Linux distribution, it is better to test and customize the program Wine or PlayOnLinux, both essentially offer and are the same.


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  1.   Night Vampire said

    Sorry if I'm wrong and if so, can someone get me out of the doubt, but I understand that ReactOS is not a Linux distribution, it does not use the Linux kernel but a clone of Windows NT, is it like that or am I wrong?

    1.    Gonzalo said

      It is true what you say, ReactOS is a Windows clone and does not use the Linux kernel, I think the author of this post has not found out much about what ReactOS is.

  2.   Roberto said

    ReactOS is an Operating System by itself that was created in 1998 by enthusiasts in order to create a free Windows system written in C, C ++, and has absolutely nothing to do with Linux.

  3.   Vicente said

    Correct, ReacOS more than "distribution" (which is a term that is applied to derivatives of linux) is a different operating system that seeks full compatibility with applications and devices that work on windows but without the restrictions of being free software.

    1.    XtoreX said

      Correct, it is a project that has been written from scratch, creating a kernel based on NT, looking for a compatibility with the binaries of Windows systems. But it has always been a project more academic than functional, since one of its pillars is learning, not reverse engineering, another is that being Open Source, everything is available and well documented, unlike the kernels of M $, it which have hundreds of entries to kernel 0, intermediate thousands, undocumented, etc, etc, ...

      I think the writer of the article gets confused with another project, GreenteaOS, which employs all kinds of tricks to make things work and appear to be going like missiles in making a real alternative to M $.

      Personally, I really admire the ReactOS project and have tested it often, I am waiting to change the machine these months and install the 0.4.8 in native partition and see what it is capable of.

      One of its advantages is that the software and hardware you have does not expire in ReactOS, unlike in M ​​$.

  4.   CA CA said

    Saying that React is a Linux distro ... this happens when you put kids to post.

  5.   Diego Usia said

    With it to stop hanging with Windows 7 after 5 minutes I would settle.

    1.    Gonzalo said

      Pay for Windows 10 and stop crying

  6.   Victor M. Torres said

    I have installed it twice and it does not work in any of them. As an operating system it doesn't look very promising.