After six months of development the launch of the new version was presented of the operating system React OS 0.4.13, which is positioned as an option intended to guarantee compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs and drivers. The operating system is in the alpha development stage.
For those of our readers who still do not know ReactOS I can tell you that this is an open source operating system for PC x86 / x64 designed to be binary-compatible with computer programs and device drivers designed for Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
Therefore, It is important to highlight and understand at this point that ReactOS is not a system that uses the Linux Kernel, It is a system created from scratch that follows the FLOSS development model as an alternative to Windows.
System development started as a Windows 95 clone, which was discontinued in early 1998 as ReactOS, and has continued with the gradual incorporation of features from the latest versions of Windows.
ReactOS It is mainly written in the C programming language, with some elements, such as ReactOS Explorer and the sound stack, written in the C ++ language. The project relies on MinGW for compilation, and its development is contributed through the presentation of patches to its components.
In short, and those shared by its creators, the system is basically:
The main goal of the ReactOS project is to provide an operating system that is binary-compatible with Windows ...
Main new features of ReactOS 0.4.13
In this new version of ReactOS 0.4.13 lThe developers mention that they have worked a lot to eliminate various errors and upgrade new USB battery, which provides support for input devices (HID) and USB drives.
And in the font selection interface was improveda, as it approaches its capabilities in a similar Windows utility. The font-related settings are translated to work through the registry.
In addition, the FreeLoader bootloader was optimized to reduce ReactOS boot time on FAT partitions in boot mode from USB drives with system copy to RAM.
And also a new Accessibility Utility Manager has been implemented to configure system settings that may be useful for people with disabilities.
Support for 64-bit systems has been improved, ReactOS now loads and works correctly in 64-bit environments.
On the other hand, in the announcement of the release of this new version It is mentioned that the synchronization with the Wine Staging code base and updated versions of third-party components: Btrfs 1.4, ACPICA 20190816, UniATA 0.47a, mbedTLS 2.7.11, libpng 1.6.37.
Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:
- Explorer has a file search capability.
- Work was done to ensure loading on the first generation of Xbox consoles.
- Improved support for themes on the on-screen keyboard.
- Fixed issues with incorrectly activating the Apply button in dialog boxes, even if the user did not perform any actions.
- The issue where the contents of the basket could go beyond the available disk space has been resolved.
Si you want to know more about it About the details of this new version, you can check the full list of changes in the following link.
Download ReactOS 0.4.13
If you want to try this operating system can get a system image Going to the official website of the project and in the download section of the page you can find the download link of this new version of the system.
In this section we can find the system in two different versions, one of which is the famous bootcdy LiveCD.
The ISO installation image has a weight of 126 MB and a Live compilation is also offered (in the 95 MB zip file) which are ready to download.