ReactOS is an Open Source operating system designed to be binary-compatible with Microsoft Windows operating systems built atop the Windows NT technology, like Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012.
A fortnight ago, it is fair to say, few of us among the masses had heard of Satya Nadella. But now it is different: the man has accepted the poisoned chalice that the job of Microsoft chief executive has become and he will be front and centre at Redmond at least for a few years.
Honestly, the language of Linux doesn’t register on the radar of many computer users. And while it’s a great feeling to be a part of the “in crowd,” that's also one of the reasons why Linux often has a hard time gaining much of a foothold with desktops. Sure, anyone these days can learn a GUI -- but Linux users are challenged to learn a completely different way of thinking, a different language, and a different wiring of the brain.
Open source news for your reading pleasure.February 3-7 2014In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we have great news for Nvidia fans wanting better driver support in Linux, lots of exciting developments from inside the data center, and more.
Say what you will about the Anaconda installer, especially the new "hub and spoke" version (and much of what has been said is far from kind), but the ability to select any of the major desktops during the installation process is a win.
With the release of Fedora 21 delayed by at least three months due to the ramping up of the Fedora.Next initiative, the project's current release, Fedora 20, is likely to be the closest thing users will ever get to a "long-term support" release from the Red Hat-sponsored community project. And I plan to enjoy it.