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1 <p align=center>
2 <a href="https://reactos.org">
3 <img alt="ReactOS" src="https://reactos.org/wiki/images/0/02/ReactOS_logo.png">
4 </a>
5 </p>
6
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9 <p align=center>
10 <a href="https://reactos.org/project-news/reactos-0410-released">
11 <img alt="ReactOS 0.4.10 Release" src="https://img.shields.io/badge/release-0.4.10-0688CB.svg">
12 </a>
13 <a href="https://reactos.org/download">
14 <img alt="Download ReactOS" src="https://img.shields.io/badge/download-latest-0688CB.svg">
15 </a>
16 <a href="https://sourceforge.net/projects/reactos">
17 <img alt="SourceForge Download" src="https://img.shields.io/sourceforge/dm/reactos.svg?colorB=0688CB">
18 </a>
19 <a href="https://github.com/reactos/reactos/blob/master/COPYING">
20 <img alt="License" src="https://img.shields.io/badge/license-GNU_GPL_2.0-0688CB.svg">
21 </a>
22 <a href="https://reactos.org/donating">
23 <img alt="Donate" src="https://img.shields.io/badge/%24-donate-E44E4A.svg">
24 </a>
25 <a href="https://twitter.com/reactos">
26 <img alt="Follow on Twitter" src="https://img.shields.io/twitter/follow/reactos.svg?style=social&label=Follow%20%40reactos">
27 </a>
28 </p>
29
30 ## Quick Links
31
32 - [Website](https://reactos.org)
33 - [Wiki](https://reactos.org/wiki)
34 - [Forum](https://reactos.org/forum)
35 - [JIRA Bug Tracker](https://jira.reactos.org/issues)
36 - [ReactOS Git mirror](https://git.reactos.org)
37 - [Testman](https://reactos.org/testman/)
38
39 ## What is ReactOS?
40
41 ReactOS™ is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft® Windows™ NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Seven).
42
43 The ReactOS project, although currently focused on Windows Server 2003 compatibility, is always keeping an eye toward compatibility with Windows Vista and future Windows NT releases.
44
45 The code of ReactOS is licensed under [GNU GPL 2.0](https://github.com/reactos/reactos/blob/master/COPYING).
46
47 ## Building
48
49 [![appveyor.badge]][appveyor.link] [![travis.badge]][travis.link] [![rosbewin.badge]][rosbewin.link] [![rosbeunix.badge]][rosbeunix.link] [![coverity.badge]][coverity.link]
50
51 To build the system it is strongly advised to use the _ReactOS Build Environment (RosBE)._
52 Up-to-date versions for Windows and for Unix/GNU-Linux are available from our download page at: ["Build Environment"](http://www.reactos.org/wiki/Build_Environment).
53
54 Alternatively one can use Microsoft Visual C++ (MSVC) version 2010+. Building with MSVC is covered here: ["Visual Studio or Microsoft Visual C++"](https://www.reactos.org/wiki/CMake#Visual_Studio_or_Microsoft_Visual_C.2B.2B).
55
56 ### Binaries
57
58 To build ReactOS you must run the `configure` script in the directory you want to have your build files. Choose `configure.cmd` or `configure.sh` depending on your system. Then run `ninja <modulename>` to build a module you want or just `ninja` to build all modules.
59
60 ### Bootable images
61
62 To build a bootable CD image run `ninja bootcd` from the
63 build directory. This will create a CD image with a filename `bootcd.iso`.
64
65 See ["Building ReactOS"](http://www.reactos.org/wiki/Building_ReactOS) for more details.
66
67 You can always download fresh binary builds of bootable images from the ["Daily builds"](https://www.reactos.org/getbuilds/) page.
68
69 ## Installing
70
71 By default, ReactOS currently can only be installed on a machine that has a FAT16 or FAT32 partition as the active (bootable) partition.
72 The partition on which ReactOS is to be installed (which may or may not be the bootable partition) must also be formatted as FAT16 or FAT32.
73 ReactOS Setup can format the partitions if needed.
74
75 Starting 0.4.10, ReactOS can be installed using the BtrFS file system. But
76 consider this as an experimental feature and thus regressions not triggered on
77 FAT setup may be observed.
78
79 To install ReactOS from the bootable CD distribution, extract the archive contents. Then burn the CD image, boot from it, and follow the instructions.
80
81 See ["Installing ReactOS"](https://www.reactos.org/wiki/Installing_ReactOS) Wiki page or [INSTALL](INSTALL) for more details.
82
83 ## Testing
84
85 If you discover a bug in ReactOS search on JIRA first - it might be reported already. If not report the bug providing logs and as much information as possible.
86
87 See ["File Bugs"](https://www.reactos.org/wiki/File_Bugs) for a guide.
88
89 __NOTE:__ The bug tracker is _not_ for discussions. Please use `#reactos` Freenode IRC channel or our [forum](https://reactos.org/forum).
90
91 ## Contributing ![prwelcome.badge]
92
93 We are always looking for developers! Check [how to contribute](CONTRIBUTING.md) if you are willing to participate.
94
95 You can also support ReactOS by [donating](https://reactos.org/donating)! We rely on our backers to maintain our servers and accelerate development by [hiring full-time devs](https://reactos.org/node/785).
96
97 ## More information
98
99 ReactOS is a Free and Open Source operating system based on the Windows architecture,
100 providing support for existing applications and drivers, and an alternative to the current dominant consumer operating system.
101
102 It is not another wrapper built on Linux, like WINE. It does not attempt or plan to compete with WINE; in fact, the user-mode part of ReactOS is almost entirely WINE-based and our two teams have cooperated closely in the past.
103
104 ReactOS is also not "yet another OS". It does not attempt to be a third player like any other alternative OS out there. People are not meant to uninstall Linux and use ReactOS instead; ReactOS is a replacement for Windows users who want a Windows replacement that behaves just like Windows.
105
106 More information is available at: [reactos.org](https://www.reactos.org).
107
108 Also see the [media/doc](/media/doc/) subdirectory for some sparse notes.
109
110 ## Who is responsible
111
112 Active devs are listed as members of [GitHub organization](https://github.com/orgs/reactos/people).
113 See also the [CREDITS](CREDITS) file for others.
114
115 ## Code mirrors
116
117 The main development is done on [GitHub](https://github.com/reactos/reactos). We have an [alternative mirror](https://git.reactos.org/?p=reactos.git) in case GitHub is down.
118
119 There is also an obsolete [SVN archive repository](https://svn.reactos.org/reactos/) that is kept for historical purposes.
120
121 [travis.badge]: https://travis-ci.org/reactos/reactos.svg?branch=master
122 [appveyor.badge]: https://ci.appveyor.com/api/projects/status/github/reactos/reactos?branch=master&svg=true
123 [coverity.badge]: https://scan.coverity.com/projects/205/badge.svg?flat=1
124 [rosbewin.badge]: https://img.shields.io/badge/RosBE_Windows-2.1.6-0688CB.svg
125 [rosbeunix.badge]: https://img.shields.io/badge/RosBE_Unix-2.1.2-0688CB.svg
126 [prwelcome.badge]: https://img.shields.io/badge/PR-welcome-0688CB.svg
127
128 [travis.link]: https://travis-ci.org/reactos/reactos
129 [appveyor.link]: https://ci.appveyor.com/project/AmineKhaldi/reactos
130 [coverity.link]: https://scan.coverity.com/projects/205
131 [rosbewin.link]: https://sourceforge.net/projects/reactos/files/RosBE-Windows/i386/2.1.6/
132 [rosbeunix.link]: https://sourceforge.net/projects/reactos/files/RosBE-Unix/2.1.2/