ReactOS Is Going Places, With More Stable AMD64, SMP, And Multi-Monitor Support – Hackaday

ReactOS Is Going Places, With More Stable AMD64, SMP, And Multi-Monitor Support – Hackaday

In the crowd of GNU/Linux and BSD users that throng our community, it’s easy to forget that those two families are not the only games in the open-source operating system town. One we’ve casually kept an eye on for years is ReactOS, the long-running open-source Windows-compatible operating system that is doing its best to reach a stable Windows XP-like experience. Their most recent update has a few significant advances mentioned in it that hold the promise of it moving from curiosity to contender, so is definitely worth a second look. ReactOS has had 64-bit builds for a long time now,…
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How to Quickly and Easily Prune Excess Proxmox VE Backups – ServeTheHome

How to Quickly and Easily Prune Excess Proxmox VE Backups – ServeTheHome

Proxmox VE Backup Listing Proxmox VE has a very useful backup feature. We recently showed how to Back up Proxmox VE VMs Quickly and Easily. For those who may have created backup jobs before they understood the retention feature, or if new retention requirements come about, then there is an easy way to prune backups and get more space. How to Prune Proxmox VE Backups Of course, we should mention that if you just want to delete a single backup, you can just click on the VM’s backup tab and pick the backup to delete. Proxmox VE Remove Individual Backup…
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ReactOS 0.4.14 brings new features, more hardware support to the open source Windows clone – Liliputing

ReactOS 0.4.14 brings new features, more hardware support to the open source Windows clone – Liliputing

ReactOS is an open source operating system designed to be compatible with Windows applications. It’s been in development for more than two decades and is still very much work-in-progress software, but the first major release in more than a year brings a handful of new features and support for additional hardware.ReactOS 0.4.14 is now available for download and, among other things, it adds new features to the right-click context menu, the ability to run on NEC PC-9800 computers, networking improvements, and bug fixes and improvements to the ReactOS kernel and bootloader.@reactosThe most noticeable user-facing changes in the latest build are…
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ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’, claims Microsoft kernel engineer – The Register

ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’, claims Microsoft kernel engineer – The Register

Axel Rietschin, a kernel engineer at Microsoft, has claimed that ReactOS, an open-source operating system intended to be binary-compatible with Windows, is "a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel that Microsoft licensed to universities." Rietschin, who is a senior software engineer working on the Windows base kernel and container technologies, according to his LinkedIn profile, made the claim in late 2017. It was apparently little noticed at the time, and has backed it up today with a post on Hacker News. "I think it's a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel that Microsoft licensed to universities under an agreement that…
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ReactOS: Dipping A Toe In A Millennium-era Open Source Dream – Hackaday

ReactOS: Dipping A Toe In A Millennium-era Open Source Dream – Hackaday

Do you remember when trying a new OS meant burning a CD? Not merely downloading an ISO and mounting it on a USB drive, but taking a circle of polycarbonate and hoping you didn’t get a buffer underrun as the file you’d spent an entire day downloading was burned onto it. A couple of decades ago that was how we’d take a look at a new Linux distro, and at the time we considered it to be nothing short of incredible that such a thing was possible. One of the ISOs I remember downloading back then was an early version…
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“Open source Windows” ReactOS boots on Lumia, iPhones, requirements are less than Windows 11 – Neowin

“Open source Windows” ReactOS boots on Lumia, iPhones, requirements are less than Windows 11 – Neowin

ReactOS, which has often casually been referred to as the "Open source Windows", has received a major update this week. In its latest Newsletter, the ReactOS development team has announced that 64-bit (AMD64 and ARM64) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) booting is now available on a lot more devices. These include PCs, Nokia's Lumia, Apple's iPhone, and Valve's Steam Deck. The images below (click on them to zoom in) show ReactOS and FreeLoader running on such devices. Meanwhile, the top image shows the Windows boot manager on a Framework laptop: This is part of an effort to improve FreeLoader, which…
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Canonical pulls the plug on funding for Kubuntu Linux – Liliputing

Canonical pulls the plug on funding for Kubuntu Linux – Liliputing

The company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux software have decided to end funding for the Kubuntu variation of the operating system. Kubuntu is basically what you get when you take Ubuntu’s core software and tack on a custom version of the KDE desktop environment in place of the Unity user interface that the main branch of Ubuntu has used for the last few versions.The move to Unity has been pretty controversial, since it’s a pretty dramatic change from earlier user interfaces. In the early days of Ubuntu, the operating system used GNOME as its default desktop manager, but Kubuntu has…
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Manjaro Linux devs show off the OrangePi Neo prototype handheld with gameplay – GamingOnLinux

Manjaro Linux devs show off the OrangePi Neo prototype handheld with gameplay – GamingOnLinux

The OrangePi Neo is an upcoming gaming handheld powered by Manjaro Linux Gaming Edition, and now we have some rough demo footage of a prototype actually playing games. The quality of the actual video is not exactly the best, the Manjaro team are not exactly YouTuber pros but it's still quite an interesting look at the early unfinished device for those interested in more Linux gaming handhelds. Have a look at the video below: It's somewhat amusing to see that on Windows handhelds, certain vendors have made their own UI to make Windows slightly better for a handheld and here…
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iXsystems’ TrueNAS & FreeNAS Hit 11.3 – StorageReview.com

iXsystems’ TrueNAS & FreeNAS Hit 11.3 – StorageReview.com

Today iXsystems released both FreeNAS 11.3 as well as TrueNAS 11.3, for TrueNAS X-Series and M-Series systems. Unlike most venders that add a handful features when there is an update, iXsystems claim that they have added over 500. These updates build on the previous API and Web UI improvements and also introduce easy-setup wizards, major replication improvements, amongst other enhancements. Today iXsystems released both FreeNAS 11.3 as well as TrueNAS 11.3, for TrueNAS X-Series and M-Series systems. Unlike most venders that add a handful features when there is an update, iXsystems claim that they have added over 500. These updates…
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Slax Linux – your pocket operating system – Slax Linux

Slax Linux – your pocket operating system – Slax Linux

Pocket operating system Slax is a compact, fast, and modern Linux operating system that combines sleek design with modular approach. With the ability to run directly from a USB flash drive without the need for installation, Slax is truly portable and fits easily in your pocket. Despite its small size, it offers visually appealing graphical user interface and a carefully curated selection of basic pre-installed programs such as a file manager, text editor, terminal, and more. Built on either Slackware or Debian, Slax allows you to take advantage of the vast ecosystem of each platform. With tens of thousands of…
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