A new ReactOS release was made available this week and is looking good.
The easiest way of trying it out is through VirtualBox, there is an image available for download.
- Download http://downloads.sou....5-REL-vbox.zip
- Unpack, create a new VM on VirtualBox
- Use Windows XP 32bit as configuration
What I really like on ROS is the app store for installing software. Makes it really easy to download Firefox, Java, Notepad++ and the most common apps that we'd normally install (just for Wonko, they even included Opera as a browser).
My biggest problem was getting the network share to work correctly. I was able to access files on the network but not being able to download them to disk.