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[6]: Still bluescreens quickly
by yahya on Fri 8th Dec 2017 14:56 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Still bluescreens quickly"
yahya
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About your comment on having ReactOS as a mainstream product, I completely agree: It has its very nice technical aspects that make this project very interesting (at least for me), but having it in someproduction environment is unlikely.


And that's maybe the problem I have with the project: For fundraising purposes they made quite different claims.

There were two fundraising drives, the
Thorium Core Cloud Desktop https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thorium/thorium-core-cloud-desk... and the ReactOS Community edition https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reactos-community-edition , the first one being highly unrealistic and the second one (to whom I donated) still making the impression that there might be a usable product relatively soon. I guess this is the way you generate funds. But when you make these wild promises, there is a bit of a problem, when years after, you still don't have something which goes five minutes without crashing.

Edited 2017-12-08 15:00 UTC

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