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ReactOS has actually been in development for 10 years. Even now, it's still under Alpha stage so the immediate answer to the above question is obviously a resounding "No". However, it's clear that the potential is there and signs are that it may not be long before ReactOS has Microsoft quaking in its boots or reaching for its lawyers. The big advantage of ReactOS is that it's free and it doesn't involve any re-learning for Windows users as switching to Linux or Mac does. But how on earth have the developers managed to "rip-off" Windows but make it free at the same time? The answer is that they've basically re-written the Windows kernel which is the heart and soul behind Microsoft's operating system. What the developers have done, is stripped down Windows to its bare bones, making it the clean, lean machine that Windows originally started off as before Microsoft bloated it to bursting point. The look and feel of ReactOS is extremely similar to Windows - Windows 2000 to be precise with a few touches (such as cursors) from Linux thrown in for good measure. The functionality however is still hit and miss. Because some parts of the kernel are still being built, you'll probably find that some programs work perfectly while others crash frequently. For what it's worth, ReactOS also ships with a browser although it's like a very poor version of Internet Explorer and you're best to download Firefox as soon as you get up and running
I think when ReactOS go live, (maybe in 2025) its have lots security risk, easy target for hacker.
Its can installed antivirus\firewall but that did not help if user is newbie. Here i guess windows 10 is much better than ReactOS will be.
Because Linux\Unix did not allow "Users" to get full access, to computer, and not possible to log in as root. And not many virus for linux\Mac.
But i guess many virus\spyware wil give ReactOS like much trubles as windows XP or older get now.
Here is long way to make a take good decision.
I hope ReactOS be good in future, but wont risk much of my money if it did not.