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[5]: Good progress
by yerverluvinunclebert on Mon 4th Sep 2017 15:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good progress"
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I really cannot see how this has the potential of being a better OS than Linux.

What has that got to do with anything? No-one mentioned being better than Linux.

ReactOS has the potential of being better than chocolate or boots or something...

Pointless comment.

Linux is OK for some uses. If you are saying you can't think of a use case for ReactOS then please just say so and then we can start to educate you.

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