Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
If you could switch to a PC OS which runs faster than Windows, performs all Windows applications programmes as if it were Windows, can be seamlessly installed without affecting already-installed programmes and costs nothing would you do it?
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev might be providing us all with this opportunity if he agrees to back ReactOS, a Russian OS which claims to do all of the above.
According to the BBC website, Russian schoolboy Marat Karatov, recently met Medvedev and asked him for €1 million to make the OS ready for distribution. Medvedev told Karatov he’d think about it.
ReactOS developer Aleksandr Rechitsky says “you can change the system but leave all the programmes intact.” He said ReactOS loads in ten seconds.
If ReactOS developers get their €1 million, it will take about a year to finalise its development, says Rechitsky.Tags: dmitry medvedev, reactos, schoolboy, ten seconds, windows applications