If you like Windows but hate Microsoft’s increasing interference, why not try an alternative? Wayne Williams explains how to use ReactOS
Windows 10 is undoubtedly a good operating system, but there are elements of it that you might not be so keen on. The fact that it spies on you and makes updates mandatory, for example, may leave you feeling less comfortable than you did with previous versions. If you don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10, and Microsoft’s constant nagging to do so is beginning to grate, perhaps it’s time to consider switching to a brand new operating system.
Although Linux, Mac OS X and Chrome OS are great alternatives to Windows, they all have downsides – not least of which is that you might need to shell out for new hardware to use some of them. ReactOS (www.reactos.org) is potentially a better solution – it’s fully compatible with Windows, which means it will run all your favourite programs, but at the same time it isn’t Windows, and Microsoft has nothing to do with it.