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#1 TheHive

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:22 AM

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2009-04-26

ReactOS 0.3.9

http://www.reactos.org/en/index.html

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:41 AM

They're making a very interesting progress, here is the resumed changelog:

A detailed consolidation of all changes can be found in the changelog. A sum up of some of the more important changes is as follows:

* Reduced minimum memory requirement to 32Mb. In theory ReactOS can now be installed with 24Mb and run with only 20Mb
* A new, faster Hyperspace Mapping Interface has been implemented in the kernel resulting in a speed improvement of over 300%
* Security check improvements to the Object Manager in the kernel improves performance by 500%. Noticeable during large file/registry operations
* Various NDIS and AFD problems have been solved which increase compatibility with 3rd party NIC drivers and hardening of the network stack
* Preliminary support for sound via the new Kernel Streaming service. It's now possible to use the ac97 driver via our new Port Class library to play sound bytes using winamp
* A great deal of work has been put into the command prompt to make it much more compatible. It's now able to run very complex scripts, including our own Build Environment
* Many bugfixes to the kernel mode portion of the GDI resulting in much improved drawing engine across all bit depths
* Synchronization of most of the Wine usermode DLLs


Former versions were too buggy for running most software, I wonder how this newer release will behave.

Thank you for keeping us updated TheHive.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:41 AM

They say it can Run Diablo demo. They had a screenshot at their site.
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http://www.reactos.o...034_diablo2.jpg

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:12 AM

Very cool!

Once you get more games working then you're bound to see more people using it.

If reactOS was a slick and mean gaming machine, it's popularity would rise at rocket speed! :)

#5 TheHive

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:47 AM

Might be good for Netbooks. As an alternative.




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