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[4]: Good progress
by yahya on Mon 4th Sep 2017 13:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good progress"
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It does this to fool people like you.

I am actually a happy Linux user since 2001. So I really don't give a rat's ass about Windows.

ReactOS does not have to follow Microsoft and all its later Win 8 Metro/Windows shennanigens. It does not have to keep up! It simply has a very good o/s when it arrives at NT5 compatibility.

Maybe. Even though I really cannot see how this has the potential of being a better OS than Linux. What is so great about the NT architecture that you have to clone it?

After all, it is about having a FOSS replacement for Windows, not just about coding some "very good o/s". And that means that you do have to keep up after all, if you want to ensure that applications and drivers continue to work with it.

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