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Ask Slashdot: Is ReactOS A Serious Alternative To Windows?

dryriver writes: So I just discovered the ReactOS 0.4.4 Alpha… It seems like this is basically a free, open source Windows replacement in the making. Does anyone have serious experience with ReactOS?

Do you think that ReactOS will ever reach the point where you can basically say “bye bye” to Microsoft Windows, but keep using all your favorite Windows software under ReactOS? Will this be able to run Windows Games and DCC software that taps into the processing power of the GPU? Or will ReactOS wind up being “mildly compatible” with Windows software — e.g. basic Office productivity type software works, but professional-grade 3D software like Maya/CATIA does not?

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