Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Dec 2017 20:29 UTC
ReactOS

ReactOS 0.4.7 has been released, and it contains a ton of fixes, improvements, and new features. Judging by the screenshots, ReactOS 0.4.7 can run Opera, Firefox, and Mozilla all at once, which is good news for those among us who want to use ReactOS on a more daily basis. There's also a new application manager which, as the name implies, makes it easier to install and uninstall applications, similar to how package managers on Linux work. On a lower level, ReactOS can now deal with Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, BtrFS, ReiserFS, FFS, and NFS partitions.

There's more, so head on over to the announcement page.

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RE[2]: Still bluescreens quickly
by yahya on Thu 7th Dec 2017 23:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Still bluescreens quickly"
yahya
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"I suppose there has been progress under the hood, but as an end user, I don't get to see it, when the system is still unstable as hell.


In the home page of their site they say it is still in Alpha, so you should not expect to have it working perfectly.

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I know, I know, as I have been following ReactOS development since version 0.0.1. I just feel that after, depending how you calculate, 15 or 20 years, it would be nice if it would emerge from alpha and become a bit more stable. And no I don't expect it to work perfectly, but still I don't expect it to crash on the first occasion either. When Linux was of the same age ReactOS is today, it was far from perfect, but it was incredibly stable and mature.


Probably, they fixed a lot of problems and crashes, but that does not mean the software reached some high stability level yet.


If it crashes all the time, that's the precise opposite of "stable" I would say.

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