Tahach wrote:what would it take to just make it work like a really stable version of win xp sp3?
Undetermined amount of years divided by donation money plus more developers who know NT's internals.
I know it's hard to stay patient, but it helps to browse the JIRA
to see how progress is going.
Also ReactOS is still targeting SP2. Once it's substantially finished it can begin to target SP3, and maybe even eventually Vista.