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+ - ReactOS 0.3.16, the Windows clone has got a new Explorer->

Submitted by KingofGnG
KingofGnG (1319253) writes "On the long, long road that leads to its final target, ReactOS continues to grow and evolve thanks to the hard work made by developers contributing to the project. The latest, important changes help the system to actually advance toward the aforementioned final target, ie to reach full compatibility with software and drivers made for Windows operating systems based on the NT architecture."
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Comment: Re:Slashdot Beta been forced on some users (Score 2, Informative) 174

by Jorl17 (#45700101) Attached to: Playstation 4 Vs Xbox One: Which Shares Better?
Slashdot now looks like an old Blogger page. I hate blogger pages, they're last decade thing. If Beta becomes all I can have, I'm leaving slashdot. They weren't getting anything from me anyway, so I guess it's one less connection to their crappy servers anyway.

Comment: Re:A big improvement indeed (Score 1) 181

by Jorl17 (#45460213) Attached to: GCC 4.9 Coming With Big New Features
A POSIX mutex can be initialized via a call to a library function or, alternatively, it can be "statically initialized" with the constant value of PTHREAD_MUTEX_INITIALIZER, which initializes it and sets default attributes. It's not exactly "clearing the memory to 0", but it's along the lines of that train of thought

Comment: Re:Foundation (Score 1) 598

by Jorl17 (#45068423) Attached to: What Are the Genuinely Useful Ideas In Programming?
To me, it isn't about writing that weird code. It's about knowing what happens, so that I DO know when I really need to optimize and so that I DO know what's going on under the hood. I find it very important to understand the CPU and memory, how it all works. Many programmers still think of this as magic, and that's why they're programmers, not engineers. But this post mentions software engineering, not mere programming.

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