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December 1, 2016

How to Install ReactOS 0.4.2 and Review on VMware

ReactOS 0.4.2
ReactOS 0.4.2 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install ReactOS 0.4.2 and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial also helps for installing ReactOS 0.4.2 on physical computer or laptop.

ReactOS 0.4.2 Installation Steps:

  1. Download ReactOS 0.4.2 ISO
  2. Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start ReactOS Installation
  4. Initial Configuration
  5. Install and Configure Applications such as Mozilla Firefox and VLC Media Player on ReactOS
  6. ReactOS 0.4.2 Review

Installing ReactOS 0.4.2 and Review on VMware

What is ReactOS?

ReactOS is a free and open-source operating system based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT architecture. Written completely from scratch, ReactOS is not a Linux-based system and it shares none of the UNIX architecture. The main goal of the ReactOS project is to provide an operating system which is binary compatible with Windows. This will allow Windows applications and drivers to run as they would on a Windows system. Additionally, the look and feel of the Windows operating system is used, such that people accustomed to the familiar user interface of Windows would find using ReactOS straightforward. The ultimate goal of ReactOS is to allow people to use it as an alternative to Windows without the need to change software they are used to.
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ReactOS 0.4.2 New Features and Improvements

The ReactOS project is an open source operating system which attempts to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows. The ReactOS project has released a new version, ReactOS 0.4.2. The new release improves compatibility with Windows applications via WINE and includes the ability to read and write with several Unix/Linux/BSD file systems, including ext, ReiserFS and UFS.

Beyond the usual updates to external dependencies such as Wine and UniATA, much work has gone into refining the experience of using ReactOS, especially with respect to the graphical shell and the file explorer. Perhaps the most user visible change however is the ability now to read from and write to several Unix file systems, namely ext family, ReiserFS, and UFS. Native built-in support for these file systems should make for considerably easier interoperability than the current out-of-box experience provided by Windows.

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