Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th May 2017 21:50 UTC, submitted by AmineKhaldi
ReactOS

ReactOS 0.4.5 has been released.

Thanks to the work of Katayama Hirofumi and Mark Jansen, ReactOS now better serves requests for fonts and font metrics, leading to an improved rendering of applications and a more pleasant user experience. Your continued donations have also funded a contract for Giannis Adamopoulos to fix every last quirk in our theming components. The merits of this work can be seen in ReactOS 0.4.5, which comes with a smoother themed user interface and the future promises to bring even more improvements. In another funded effort, Hermès Bélusca-Maïto has got MS Office 2010 to run under ReactOS, another application from the list of most voted apps. Don’t forget to install our custom Samba package from the Application Manager if you want to try it out for yourself.

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RE[2]: impressive
by gedmurphy on Fri 19th May 2017 12:52 UTC in reply to "RE: impressive"
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I wouldn't say it's a clone of XP.

Most of the kernel interfaces are based on XP so there's a driver model to target, (otherwise you have a mish-mash of kernel APIs, which isn't ideal for kernel code stability) but the OS itself is starting to move past XP both in its UI concepts and its usermode model as a whole.

There are some engineering projects running in the background to facilitate this.

Edited 2017-05-19 12:52 UTC

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