Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th May 2017 21:50 UTC, submitted by AmineKhaldi
ReactOS

ReactOS 0.4.5 has been released.

Thanks to the work of Katayama Hirofumi and Mark Jansen, ReactOS now better serves requests for fonts and font metrics, leading to an improved rendering of applications and a more pleasant user experience. Your continued donations have also funded a contract for Giannis Adamopoulos to fix every last quirk in our theming components. The merits of this work can be seen in ReactOS 0.4.5, which comes with a smoother themed user interface and the future promises to bring even more improvements. In another funded effort, Hermès Bélusca-Maïto has got MS Office 2010 to run under ReactOS, another application from the list of most voted apps. Don’t forget to install our custom Samba package from the Application Manager if you want to try it out for yourself.

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impressive
by project_2501 on Fri 19th May 2017 09:15 UTC
project_2501
Member since:
2006-03-20

seriously impression labour of love

and maybe one day a viable alternative that is way more secure against cyber threats .. and way less intrusive with ads and privacy violations

I hope this small seed turns into a massive oak tree

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RE: impressive
by The123king on Fri 19th May 2017 09:37 in reply to "impressive"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

and maybe one day a viable alternative that is way more secure against cyber threats ..


It's a clone of XP...

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RE[2]: impressive
by spudley99 on Fri 19th May 2017 09:52 in reply to "RE: impressive"
spudley99 Member since:
2009-03-25

"and maybe one day a viable alternative that is way more secure against cyber threats ..


It's a clone of XP...
"

Oh man, that just makes me wannacry...

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RE[2]: impressive
by Megol on Fri 19th May 2017 12:31 in reply to "RE: impressive"
Megol Member since:
2011-04-11

"and maybe one day a viable alternative that is way more secure against cyber threats ..


It's a clone of XP...
"

Hmm? What are you implying? Because it (even if it were true) have nothing to do with the post you responded to.

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RE[2]: impressive
by gedmurphy on Fri 19th May 2017 12:52 in reply to "RE: impressive"
gedmurphy Member since:
2005-12-23

I wouldn't say it's a clone of XP.

Most of the kernel interfaces are based on XP so there's a driver model to target, (otherwise you have a mish-mash of kernel APIs, which isn't ideal for kernel code stability) but the OS itself is starting to move past XP both in its UI concepts and its usermode model as a whole.

There are some engineering projects running in the background to facilitate this.

Edited 2017-05-19 12:52 UTC

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