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ReactOS 0.4.7 released
By Thom Holwerda on 2017-12-06 20:29:26

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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Stability, Stability, Stability!
By cb88 on 2017-12-06 20:42:43
It seems more stable.

Sound still doesn't work in VirtualBox from what I can tell. So hopefully they work on getting more driver compatibility.
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The biggest change is
By earksiinni on 2017-12-06 21:40:16
GitHub. Huge win for the team, I suspect that interest from devs will start to snowball until we finally, finally have the Year of the Windows Desktop.

Seriously though, every time ReactOS makes a new release, it makes me really happy inside.
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install to ext2 support
By dark2 on 2017-12-07 02:08:20
Still waiting until it can be installed to EXT2 instead of FAT. Bug is still basically in a "won't fix" state. Until then, I don't see it as stable enough.
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Fighting them with their own weapons
By ThomasFuhringer on 2017-12-07 09:13:06
ReactOS natively supports more File Systems than all Windows versions combined!
Embrace and extend!
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RE: install to ext2 support
By vocivus on 2017-12-07 09:19:14
Just curious: why does reactos need to be installed in ext2?
Edit: Never mind! I just read tf website. It's FAT only.Totally agree with you.

Edited 2017-12-07 09:25 UTC
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RE: Stability, Stability, Stability!
By The123king on 2017-12-07 10:42:53
https://reactos.org/wiki/VirtualB...
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RE[2]: install to ext2 support
By The123king on 2017-12-07 10:46:20
You can install on a pre-formatted EXT2 partition, but the installer can't create/format EXT2 itself yet IIRC.

https://www.reactos.org/wiki/File...
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RE: Fighting them with their own weapons
By The123king on 2017-12-07 10:48:22
Sure, it supports more filesystems. But does it support booting from any filesystem with journaling?
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Still bluescreens quickly
By yahya on 2017-12-07 13:58:07
I just tried it out in virtualbox, didn't even try real hardware. Installed VBox guest extensions. Installed Firefox and VLC from the app manager. Tried installing LibreOffice from the app manager. ROS bluescreens in the middle of the installation and after that bluescreens immediately during boot, regardless if regular or safe mode. That's pretty much identical to what I saw in the previous versions. 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.
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RE[3]: install to ext2 support
By dark2 on 2017-12-07 16:04:22
It will give you the option when presented with the pre-formatted disk, but I don't believe it works
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