ReactOS 0.4.1 relaesed, A refined version of ReactOS 0.4.0

The ReactOS project has announced release of ReactOS 0.4.1, latest development release of windows binary compatible, open source operating system, inspired by Windows 9x architecture.

ReactOS 0.4.1 comes just 3 months after release of version 0.4 and this is probably shortest duration between two releases so far. It is expected that ReactOS is switching to faster release cycle and ReactOS 0.4.1 one would be first release in this iteration.

ReactOS 0.4.1 is a refined version of ReactOS 0.4 and it does not bring much of new features, however, following are notable highlights of this release.
  • Activation Context - A fix that came in just a tad too late for 0.4.0, this resolved a problem in the loader that prevented applications depending on various versions of the MSVCRT library from working properly.
  • BTRFS support - Initial read and write support introduced via importing of the WinBtrfs driver.
  • Shell - General usability improvements such as properly rendering icons and improved folder views.
  • USB - A variety of fixes that should make plugging in USB devices slightly less crashy.
  • Virtual machine shared folders - ReactOS now properly supports the shared folders of virtual machines like VirtualBox and VMware Player via network places.
For more information, see original release announcement published by ReactOS team.

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