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    The only part I dislike is the home page advertising 9 million lines of code as a feature. And not a liability.

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      What surprises you?

      • Petzold’s 5th edition of Programming Windows is ~1500 pages and doesn’t cover everything (longer than Tolstoy’s War and Peace)
      • The MSDN documentation is tens of thousands of pages.
      • Windows NT 4.0 supposedly had 11 million lines of code.
      • Windows XP was over 40 MLOC.

      I read in that statement that it’s incomplete and that it’s more lean than the original.

      Here’s a neat visualization http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/million-lines-of-code/

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      Since their site doesn’t have a “what is it?” section, here’s the summary from wiki:

      ReactOS is a free and open-source operating system for x86/x64 personal computers intended to be binary-compatible with computer programs and device drivers made for Windows Server 2003.

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        I’d bet my hat that ReactOS will be one of the most important software projects in the next two decades.

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          Your red hat?

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            I’ve heard that the Russian government is one of the big funders into ReactOS - it makes sense; existing software and user training works, and you’re not beholden to the vendor.