ReactOS 0.4.1 Is En Route For Open-Source Windows

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 5 May 2016 at 01:32 PM EDT. 28 Comments
For fans of ReactOS as a project long working on providing an open-source, drop-in-replacement for Windows, a new release is being prepared.

Building off the recent ReactOS 0.4 release is the v0.4.1 point release in development. A few hours ago, ReactOS 0.4.1 RC1 was released for those wishing to test this open-source OS implementation of Windows.

This latest development build of ReactOS can be downloaded via the project's SourceForge page.

ReactOS 0.4.1 is adding a Btrfs file-system driver and a ton of fixes and other updates.
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