ReactOS Lands Its New Explorer Shell
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 27 November 2014 at 08:48 AM EST. 18 Comments
OPERATING SYSTEMS --
ReactOS, the open-source OS that's long been striving for binary compatibility with Windows applications and drivers, has landed its new explorer shell as a Thanksgiving present.

The new ReactOS Explorer shell is a new implementation of the Windows Explorer that's more usable, boasts greater compatibility, is more stable, and more featureful than their previous and somewhat "hackish" implementation.

This new shell has been a long time coming as the "Explorer-new" project. Explorer-new is designed against Windows 2003 and over the course of several years with the work by many developers has finally come together.


ReactOS with Explorer-new.


More details on this big accomplishment via the ReactOS blog.
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