ReactOS 0.4.8 released!!

The ReactOS Project is pleased to announce the release of version 0.4.8 as we continue to work on releasing every three months. As you may know, our previous 0.4.7 version was the first one developed in our Git/GitHub repository. 0.4.8 is the nice sequel and a good way to measure the GitHub impact on the ReactOS project. Since ReactOS reached GitHub, it has been forked 248 times. A nice amount understanding ReactOS is not a framework or a library, but a final product.

ReactOS 0.4.7 released!

The ReactOS Project is pleased to announce the release of version 0.4.7 as we continue to work on releasing every three months. We’re especially pleased to present this release as the very first one that’s been developed in our new Git/GitHub repository. Moving from Subversion to GitHub has proven to be an invaluable way to reach new testers, users and improve the overall awareness of the ReactOS project. To highlight the impact we’ve had since we moved to GitHub two months ago, ReactOS now leads the Win32Api and OsDev categories in Github, overtaking many amazing and well established projects.

The day after: ReactOS in the OpenSourceLisbon...

28th September was a sunny and amazing day for us, the open source lovers. During the whole day, the Universidade Nova de Lisboa held the #OpenSourceLx event. The biggest and free open source event in Portugal. Projects and companies as Syone, RedHat, Microsoft, Elastic, FSF, IpBrick, among others, were offering simultaneous talks during the event. In this edition ReactOS was invited to talk about the project evolution during 45 minutes in the "

Join ReactOS in Open Source Lisbon 2017

As you may know ReactOS, during this year, has been already shown in Belgium, Germany and Spain in several open source events. We're always looking forward to be part of new events and reach new countries. ReactOS has been selected by the Open Source Lisbon organization to be part of their event on 28th September. An amazing opportunity to reach a new country ( this is our first time ever in Portugal ) from the hand of the biggest open source FREE event in Portugal.

ReactOS 0.4.6 released

The ReactOS Project is pleased to release version 0.4.6 as a continuation of its three month cadence. 0.4.6 is a major step towards real hardware support. Several dual boot issues have been fixed and now partitions are managed in a safer way avoiding corruption of the partition list structures. ReactOS Loader can now load custom kernels and HALs. Printing Subsystem is still greenish in 0.4.6, however Colin Finck has implemented a huge number of new APIs and fixed some of the bugs reported and detected by the ReactOS automated tests.

ReactOS Hackfest 2017 and FrOSCon17!

The ReactOS Team is proud to announce that ReactOS has been selected to be present in the FrOSCon17 event.   FrOSCon 2017 FrOSCon is a free software and open source event organized by the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (Germany) full of talks, workshops and booths. Entry is absolutely free so there is no excuse not to meet the ReactOS team live. This event takes place on 19th and 20th August so feel free to book your flights or plan a nice weekend to visit our booth there.

ReactOS has been accepted for GSOC'17

The ReactOS Team is proud to announce that Google has once again selected the ReactOS project to be part in the upcoming 2017 Google Summer of Code. This is the first time ReactOS has been accepted for GSOC two years consecutively, setting an important landmark in ReactOS’ history. No doubt the amazing work of the ReactOS mentors and students in the 2016 program contributed to make this possible. The GSOC program is a great opportunity to join recognized and skilled mentors with eager and skilled students alike.

Controlling (not just) Ctrl+C

Probably one of the funniest moments while developing is when you realize that something that "looks easy" is not as straight forward as it seemed at first sight. The task was "really easy": Just creating a console app which (1)loops infinitely, (2)doing some tasks and (3) which breaks when the user decides to stop it (4)printing some valuable info before exiting. "Naaah, this is easy. I just need a while/for/do-while/whatever infinite loop, a printf message asking the user to press a specific key to stop it, then a getch() to capture the key in order to break/stop the loop, and finally another printf to print the valuable info: PROFIT!

Hello Telegram. A new #ReactOS channel

Hello Telegram! Technology keeps evolving and the ReactOS Community growing. We're proud to introduce a new way to keep in touch with ,and updated of, the latest #ReactOS news. The ReactOS project is probably one of the open source communities with a higher social network impact out there.Our ReactOS Twitter channel and ReactOS Facebook page are updated daily with the latest commits, news, and fixes thanks to a nifty integration with our development tools and, of course, some human care.

ReactOS Participation in Google Summer of Code 2016

After five years the ReactOS Project is returning to the Google Summer of Code. On the heels of the 0.4.0 release the project's aim is on creating smoother user experiences and generally making the system feel more robust and pleasant to use. The team is looking for students interested in learning more about the NT architecture that underpins the most widely used desktop operating system in the world and who wants to take part in the creation of an open source implementation of it.