ReactOS Greek Translation - Part 25 (~1121 words)

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Project Details

ReactOS is a free and open source operating system written from scratch. It's design is based on Windows in the same way Linux is based on Unix, however ReactOS is not linux. ReactOS looks and feels like Windows, is able to your run Windows software and your Windows drivers, and is familiar for Windows users.

Development began in 1996, as a Windows 95 clone project, and was continued as ReactOS in 1998, with the incremental addition of features of later Windows versions.

As of July 2018, ReactOS is considered alpha software, feature-incomplete but with many Windows applications already working (e.g. Adobe Reader 6.0, OpenOffice, etc) and therefore recommended by the developers only for evaluation and testing purposes.

ReactOS is released under GNU GPLv2 Open Source license, with some parts released under LGPL and BSD licenses.

Also, take a look to my guide on how to test ReactOS on your computer, without touching a single one of your precious files!

Sources: Wikipedia/ReactOS & ReactOS Official Website

Contribution Details

Translation Overview

Subject to @ruth-girl's proof-reading, the project is now 94% translated. ReactOS translations are split into many files, so I'm going on a per-file translation, aiming to hit 1200 words on each contribution.


The project is being translated from English to Greek. I'm a native Greek and because of my job (programmer) English is a "must learn" language.

In this session

This is the seventh and last session that I continued working on the biggest file of the project, so far!

And the number name of the beast... rasdlg!

Other files I worked on, in this part: samsrv, serialui, setupapi, shell32 (partial)

Word Count

I translated 1219 words, minus an estimated 8% for duplicates and untranslated words, which brings us to ~1121 words, for a total of 29440 words out of 37669 words. All numbers were rounded to the nearest integer (as you obviously can't translate 724.24 words).

Proof of Authorship

tl;dr version

ReactOS is a great project, aiming to help the average Joe try a free alternative operating system, without having to change a lot of his habits. It has a long way to go though, as it is still in alpha development stage. I'm proud to translate this into Greek, as I've always been secretly supporting this project!

I have translated 1219 words (-8% for duplicates and untranslated words = ~1121 words) for a total of 29440 words out of 37669 words. I'm now translating a file used to manage various internet related stuff.

Creating a Community

We've been planning since mid-September -if not earlier- to create a community account used as a translation blog, share our knowledge and our stats with everyone. Each one of us could do it from their own account, but having them all concentrated in one place would make it more transparent and targeted. After all, knowledge and tips are best when shared with as many people as possible, but only if they are interested in that.

Our community account,, is now open and we will be posting from time to time various stuff, mostly translation-related. Give a follow, as we have a lot of things planned for this community. Stay tuned!

I will be posting a more detailed post about Aristotle, to give our community a proper welcome!

Thank you everyone for taking your time to read about my contribution. Big thanks to the @utopian-io and @davinci.witness teams for making this possible, and also to the rest of the people of the Greek Translation Team that I'm proud to be part of. Feel free to follow the rest of them to check their translations!




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Thank you for your 43rd contribution to the Davinci-Utopian translation project @dimitrisp!
This was the 25th part of the ReactOS project.

Your translation was excellent, your grammar, syntax and spelling were great. I liked your writing style too, it follows the proper style you've been using throughout the whole project. I had no doubts that you’d be doing a great translation of this project, it is your job after all.

I like your contribution post too, it has all the details we need to see here, although I miss some more personal input.

Can’t wait to see the last few parts from ReactOS! I am excited to see a big project getting one step from being completed and translated so well!

Let’s say goodnight with some famous lyrics… ”There is a house in New Orleans [Trikoupi street] they call the Rising [green] Sun…”

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