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Monday, March 5, 2012

Get Open source version of Microsoft Windows :ReactOs

ReactOS is an open source operating system developed by ReactOS Foundation based on the design of Windows® XP/2003. It is not based on linux kernel rather it follows Windows-NT® architecture designed by Microsoft.
It provides similar user interface and look and feel as Windows® XP/2003 and is binary compatible with Windows®.

This means ReactOS will allow your Windows® applications and drivers to run as they would on your Windows system.
ReactOS is licensed under GNU GPL(General Public License).
ReactOS currently only supports the x86 processor architecture and some other architectures support are under development.

Developers of ReactOS claim that they  have not looked at Windows® source code. They have used the public documentation of Windows® OSes to understand the Windows® architecture.
It is currently in alpha stage of development and not recommended for daily use since some functionality are still to be implemented. 
Still you can give it a try and test it for fun:
You can download it from here:

                                                              Download ReactOS

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