My future goal of using ReactOS

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My future goal of using ReactOS

Post by ROCKNROLLKID » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:00 am

So I think I will finally share my future goal of transferring to a ReactOS system. I decided I will go a head and use ReactOS in my next hardware upgrade, which will be sometime in 2020 or 2021. To help accomplish this, I have pledged $50 usd per month (or 43 euro) to ReactOS (I may increase this to 75 usd or 65 euro per month).

Now I know what you may be thinking already: Well what if ReactOS is still in alpha and not stable at that time?

Well yes that is very possible that will still be the case, even in 2020/2021, however, I really don't need much more in order to use ReactOS. There are only 3 things I am hoping for that ReactOS will have by then: 1. A proper filesystem (with someone working on Winbtrfs booting this year, I feel like this will in time), 2. 64-bit support (there is already a AMD64 PR on GitHub, so I have a feeling this will be ready by 2020/2021), 3. A built in updater (this is not really a priority, though, as I do not mind manually updating, but this would make life much easier). These are really the only thing I have been waiting for ReactOS to have, other wise I probably would have switched already. Of course, I will still have another drive with Windows on, but this will be more of a backup drive, if anything.

Would love to hear from other people if anyone else has any similar goals?

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Re: My future goal of using ReactOS

Post by zlm1229 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:01 am

What are you planning on doing with this rig. I currently have an old Dell Dimension 3000, I use as my ROS rig, and i must say, I don't see ROS supporting new hardware anytime soon. There is very little need to use ROS as a day to day machine, and I'm very intrigued to see your reasoning.

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Re: My future goal of using ReactOS

Post by ROCKNROLLKID » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:34 pm

zlm1229 wrote:What are you planning on doing with this rig. I currently have an old Dell Dimension 3000, I use as my ROS rig, and i must say, I don't see ROS supporting new hardware anytime soon. There is very little need to use ROS as a day to day machine, and I'm very intrigued to see your reasoning.
1. I run my own open-source community that I am hoping I can showcase a running ReactOS system on.

2. Like I said, I don't need much. Some things I might need to emulate, but I do not mind doing that.

3. I don't like Linux.

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Re: My future goal of using ReactOS

Post by Julcar » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:05 am

I'm with you ROCKNROLLKID, in fact I am using ReactOS in my new HP laptop which had freedos installed by default, so, I was free to choice the operating system(s) to install, I partitioned the hard disk in 3 partitions, to install first TinyCoreLinux, and on the second partition ReactOS, the third partition is for documents and programs (mostly portable programs) and I can say it is the best choice I could do.

My setup just lacks of internet in ReactOS, so when I need to connect to wifi, I have to reboot, start linux, download to the 3rd partition, and then restart to ReactOS, but I believe in the near future I will be able to use internet in reactos too.

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Re: My future goal of using ReactOS

Post by Fraizeraust » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:40 am

I have planned to use ReactOS by 2023-2025, somewhat between these years when this OS starts to mature in terms of stability or probably even earlier. I have tested ReactOS on an old computer rig and it barely stays stable although bug-checks don't seem to happen frequently which is a good sign overall.

My primary concern for ReactOS to have is a proper and fully stable USB stack and modules such as Common Cache, Memory Manager and the kernel being fixed and polished. Most of nuisances you get when using ReactOS is because of critical bugs affecting these components.

Auto-Updater (or ReactOS Update -- if you want to name it like that) is a low priority for me and I would argue it will most likely come after when ReactOS reaches Beta phase.

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