ReactOS 0.3.15 Begins Supporting USB Mice
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 30 May 2013 at 07:47 PM EDT. 52 Comments
ReactOS, the open-source operating system aiming to reimplement the Microsoft Windows NT architecture, finally has out version 0.3.15. New to ReactOS 0.3.15 is early support for USB keyboards, mice, and storage devices.

ReactOS 0.3.15 has been developed for more than a year and incorporates architectual enhancements as it still strides to be compliant with Windows XP and other NT-based releases. The most notable change is the better USB support, but there's also a rewritten session management subsystem, the alternate ReactOS memory management module is now responsible for all memory management tasks except sections, AHCI support for the UniATA driver, preliminary support for ReactOS component debugging in windbg, improvements from the AutoHotKey testing, and bug-fixing for several drivers. This release also moves from rbuild to the CMake build system.

More details on the ReactOS 0.3.15 release can be found at

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