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madsrh

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It's on it's way!

I always found it kind of annoying that I have to buy Windows XP to run an open source application like MediaPortal. It made me think, why not just buy Windows XP Media Center edition, but now there's a 100% free solution on it's way.

MediaPortal + ReactOS = the open source way :D

ReactOS is still in alpha. You can read more here: http://www.reactos.org

ReactOS® is a free, modern operating system based on the design of Windows® XP/2003. Written completely from scratch, it aims to follow the Windows® architecture designed by Microsoft from the hardware level right through to the application level. This 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 remove Windows® and install ReactOS without the end user noticing the change.

//MadsRH
 

FlipGer

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    Hi,

    interesting project. Since it doesn't support DirectX and .NET (currently) MP will not run on it. But maybe in the future. Would be nice.

    Flip.
     

    madsrh

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    Not there yet.

    No it won't run MP just yet, but I'm sure the final release will. Like I wrote in the first post - it's on it's way. ;)
     

    piranha

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    Considering that project is on "it's own way" since 1996, it will be some "more" time till prime time hits.
     

    tourettes

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    ReactOS will be ready when MS has replaced windows with OS that is derived from Singularity based research :)
     

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