Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Sep 2017 22:51 UTC

0.4.6 is a major step towards real hardware support. Several dual boot issues have been fixed and now partitions are managed in a safer way avoiding corruption of the partition list structures. ReactOS Loader can now load custom kernels and HALs.

Printing Subsystem is still greenish in 0.4.6, however Colin Finck has implemented a huge number of new APIs and fixed some of the bugs reported and detected by the ReactOS automated tests.

Regarding drivers, Pierre Schweitzer has added an NFS driver and started implementing RDBSS and RXCE, needed to enable SMB support in the future, Sylvain Petreolle has imported a Digital TV tuning device driver and the UDFS driver has been re-enabled in 0.4.6 after fixing several deadlocks and issues which was making it previously unusable. Critical bugs and leakages in CDFS, SCSI and HDAUDBUS have been also fixed.

That's some solid progress.

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RE: Good progress
by theuserbl on Sun 3rd Sep 2017 13:13 UTC in reply to "Good progress"
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ReactOS is looking more and more like a usable alternative to Windows.

Shame Haiku can't keep up with the same pace as ReactOS...

For me Haiku is much more advanced:
- Haiku can run on my real hardware on all of my computers. ReactOS runs on none of them.
- Haiku supports sound (I look from time to time videos on Haiku), but ReactOS supports no sound.
- If you navigate through the start menu fast, there is a flickering in the icons of it and sometimes ReactOS draws windows wrong. Thats something I haven't seen for a long time on Haiku.

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