After greater than six months of growth work, Redox OS 0.8 was launched as we speak as a brand new model of this open-source working system written in Rust.

Redox OS 0.8 is a giant replace bringing 32-bit x86 help, preliminary audio and multi-display help, higher {hardware} help typically, and a ton of different enhancements. Key highlights of Redox OS 0.8 embody:

– Assist for 32-bit i686/x86 has been added and may “typically work” on actual {hardware}. This additionally included work on AC’97 audio and IDE drivers widespread to i686-era {hardware}.

– Improved help for 64-bit Arm (AArch64) and boots on QEMU however doesn’t but work on actual AArch64 {hardware}.

– Assist for a number of screens, permitting the firmware to offer the right body buffer info. That is at all times executed utilizing the VESA driver.

– Audio help works “normally” and the Intel HD Audio driver is now enabled by default.

– NVMe storage driver now higher helps actual {hardware}.

– The identical Redox OS photos can now work on each BIOS and UEFI methods.

– Construct system refactoring to enhance multi-arch help from the identical supply tree.

Extra particulars on all of the shiny new modifications in Redox OS 0.8 by way of the changelog and launch announcement discovered at Redox-OS.org. With v0.8, solely x86_64 ISOs can be found with i686 and AArch64 photos requiring extra work.

I briefly tried Redox OS 0.8… I used an HP Dev One which I used to be in a position to boot from USB efficiently, however after I reached the desktop I rapidly realized that help for monitoring factors was not working nor was the USB mouse performance. For now, the builders advocate attempting Redox OS in digital machines.

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