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Russian Univ. Launches Course Based On ReactOS Led By Alex Bragin 90

New submitter jeditobe writes "Aleksey Bragin reported that starting in February he would be a lecturer at the Moscow State Technical University teaching the operating system course. He said that he intends to incorporate ReactOS into the lab work so that students would have the opportunity to work on an actual operating system. He also intends to translate and upload the slides he will use for class for others to see." (Bragin is the Project Coordinator for ReactOS.)
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Russian Univ. Launches Course Based On ReactOS Led By Alex Bragin

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  • Re:why? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by kthreadd ( 1558445 ) on Saturday February 09, 2013 @06:11AM (#42842143)

    Why not use Linux or any OS that actually works? ReactOS is terrible.

    The obvious reason is Aleksey Bragin is a ReactOS developer and thus has intrinsic knowledge about the ReactOS system. Apart from that it could also be claimed that ReactOS is smaller and less complex, making it a good example to study.

  • Re:why? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ChunderDownunder ( 709234 ) on Saturday February 09, 2013 @06:25AM (#42842189)

    Because Aleksey is a clever young fella who was offered a teaching gig. Naturally he'd pick an area of interest that he's expert in.

    I'm sure there are plenty of other OS theory courses worldwide that use Linux, Minix, Hurd, L4, FreeBSD etc - this is one unique course, so why the hate?

  • by ChunderDownunder ( 709234 ) on Saturday February 09, 2013 @06:34AM (#42842223)

    The effort invested into Reactos would make much more sense if invested into Wine instead.

    Perhaps, but ReactOS does borrow code from Wine. There's cross-pollination of ideas/code(license permitting) between the developers of each project. Wine benefits by having their implementation battle-hardened on a non unix-like foundation.

    Anyway, some folks prefer the Windows XP paradigm to, say, Unity or Gnome 3. Each to their own...

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"