ReactOS 0.4.3: the open source Windows has officially released

ReactOS desktop

There is already a new version of the famous operating system ReactOS. This is ReactOS 0.4.3, which comes with some new features such as its new Winsock library and with more than 340 corrected bugs, in addition to other contributions. This is the third version of the 0.4.x branch that has reached us, so if you are a user of this operating system or are curious, you can now download it for free from the official website of the project.

For those who do not know, ReactOS is a free and open source project that aims to create an operating system in which you can install native software for Microsoft Windows. There are people interested in the development of this open clone of Windows and from time to time they give us one more joy with these improvements. A lot of development effort has been put into this latest version to free it from some problems that were in previous versions and to add functionalities.

We have already talked about this fantastic project several times on this blog. I would just like to add some of the improvements it includes, at least the most notable ones, since they are numerous. One of them is the improvements in client compatibility GoG (Good Old Games), new version of Python, the new addition of the Winsock library and those hundreds of bugs fixed. Also an implementation of NTVDM, support for games like Comand & Conquer and Age of Empires.

Other improvements in the Windows Shell API, and some improvements have been added to ARM3 support. In this sense, the Memory Manager Module has been rewritten. What are you waiting for to try the new version of ReactOS? There are already many compatible applications and games that you can install without problem as if it were a native Windows, only with the advantage of being open source, free and free.

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  1.   heyson said

    And if it is not based on any gnu operating system, what is it based on to make it "complete" free software?

    1.    Anonymous said

      You don't need to have GNU to be free. To be free, a software must meet at least the 4 basic freedoms proposed by GNU.

    2.    Jorge Romero said

      I assume it is free software because of the license it uses. Also one of the most important that he works with Wine

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  4.   Justice said

    To be based on Windows, it could already look a little more like Windows 10 and not Windows 98 ... I don't think it is that difficult to change the taskbar, make it a little thicker and the icons flatter.

  5.   John Quiroga said

    For the "scholars" the FSF does not consider free reactOS, but do not misunderstand; reactOS is 100% open, they did not include a Microsoft library. It has GNU GPL, LGPL licenses, and a minority BSD license, one can see all the code, modify it and share it, but according to the FSF, as they seek to "run" all kinds of windows software on their system (even proprietary drivers) it remains discarded as BAD> :(.
    It seems to me that instead of using "GUIN2WS" if you use ReactOS it is much better ...

    1.    Folder X (@ My_Folder_95) said

      Juan, you cannot use reagents as if it were a normal windows because as soon as you put some cane into it, it peta, it jams, it gets caught, it is still very, very green