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 dark2 on Wed 6th Sep 2017 22:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good progress"
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"the average person will never tolerate older solution.
Who cares about older? You sound like one of those daft people who only understand buying something 'modern' under the mistaken impression that newer is automatically better. "

No, it's more like using haiku (or aros, etc.) are like still starting your car by hand cranking. The world has moved mountains since these were considered usable operating systems. The main features needed by the people, just aren't there.

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