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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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ReactOS

Whereas Wine and its several derivatives are ways of running individual Windows applications without Windows itself, another (somewhat related) project has been underway to replace the whole of Windows with a work-alike but open-source operating system. It's called ReactOS (http://www.reactos.org/en/about.html), and it's currently in an early alpha state—hardly ready for prime time. Nevertheless, for those with extremely limited budgets (and computing needs), it might offer a way to run at least some Windows software without paying a cent for Windows or CrossOver.

You can't use ReactOS in Boot Camp, but you can download it as a prebuilt QEMU, VMware, or VirtualBox virtual machine—or you can download an installation disk image and install ...

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