ReactOS 0.4.3 Is Near With New Features, RC1 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 1 November 2016 at 06:31 AM EDT. 21 Comments
There are a lot of operating system updates to end out October and begin November... Even the "open-source Windows" ReactOS is out with a new test release.

ReactOS 0.4.3-RC1 is this latest version that will be the next major version of this open-source OS working to re-implement Windows with binary compatibility for drivers and applications/games.

ReactOS 0.4.3 has many fixes/improvements to its kernel, less crashes in the Win32 subsystem, file-system fixes, a USB audio driver has been started, a basic filter driver added, TCP/IP fixes, improvements to kernel-mode DLLs, a rewritten WinSock 2 DLL, and much more.

ReactOS 0.4.3-RC1 can be downloaded from A in-progress change-log for ReactOS 0.4.3 can be found via this forum post. The state of Windows software working on ReactOS 0.4.3 can be found via this Wiki test page.
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