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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>
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10 <a href="https://reactos.org/project-news/reactos-0411-released">
11 <img alt="ReactOS 0.4.11 Release" src="https://img.shields.io/badge/release-0.4.11-0688CB.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">
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29
30 ## Quick Links
31 [Website](https://reactos.org) &bull;
32 [Official chat](https://chat.reactos.org) &bull;
33 [Wiki](https://reactos.org/wiki) &bull;
34 [Forum](https://reactos.org/forum) &bull;
35 [JIRA Bug Tracker](https://jira.reactos.org/issues) &bull;
36 [ReactOS Git mirror](https://git.reactos.org) &bull;
37 [Testman](https://reactos.org/testman/)
38
39
40 ## What is ReactOS?
41
42 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).
43
44 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.
45
46 The code of ReactOS is licensed under [GNU GPL 2.0](https://github.com/reactos/reactos/blob/master/COPYING).
47
48 ***ReactOS is currently an Alpha quality operating system. This means that ReactOS is under heavy development, things may not work well and it can corrupt the data present on your hard disk. It is recommended to test ReactOS on a virtual machine or on a computer with no sensitive or critical data!***
49
50 ## Building
51
52 [![appveyor.badge]][appveyor.link] [![travis.badge]][travis.link] [![rosbewin.badge]][rosbewin.link] [![rosbeunix.badge]][rosbeunix.link] [![coverity.badge]][coverity.link]
53
54 To build the system it is strongly advised to use the _ReactOS Build Environment (RosBE)._
55 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).
56
57 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).
58
59 ### Binaries
60
61 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.
62
63 ### Bootable images
64
65 To build a bootable CD image run `ninja bootcd` from the
66 build directory. This will create a CD image with a filename `bootcd.iso`.
67
68 See ["Building ReactOS"](http://www.reactos.org/wiki/Building_ReactOS) for more details.
69
70 You can always download fresh binary builds of bootable images from the ["Daily builds"](https://www.reactos.org/getbuilds/) page.
71
72 ## Installing
73
74 By default, ReactOS currently can only be installed on a machine that has a FAT16 or FAT32 partition as the active (bootable) partition.
75 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.
76 ReactOS Setup can format the partitions if needed.
77
78 Starting 0.4.10, ReactOS can be installed using the BtrFS file system. But
79 consider this as an experimental feature and thus regressions not triggered on
80 FAT setup may be observed.
81
82 To install ReactOS from the bootable CD distribution, extract the archive contents. Then burn the CD image, boot from it, and follow the instructions.
83
84 See ["Installing ReactOS"](https://www.reactos.org/wiki/Installing_ReactOS) Wiki page or [INSTALL](INSTALL) for more details.
85
86 ## Testing
87
88 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.
89
90 See ["File Bugs"](https://www.reactos.org/wiki/File_Bugs) for a guide.
91
92 __NOTE:__ The bug tracker is _not_ for discussions. Please use `#reactos` Freenode IRC channel or our [forum](https://reactos.org/forum).
93
94 ## Contributing ![prwelcome.badge]
95
96 We are always looking for developers! Check [how to contribute](CONTRIBUTING.md) if you are willing to participate.
97
98 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).
99
100 ## More information
101
102 ReactOS is a Free and Open Source operating system based on the Windows architecture,
103 providing support for existing applications and drivers, and an alternative to the current dominant consumer operating system.
104
105 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.
106
107 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.
108
109 More information is available at: [reactos.org](https://www.reactos.org).
110
111 Also see the [media/doc](/media/doc/) subdirectory for some sparse notes.
112
113 ## Who is responsible
114
115 Active devs are listed as members of [GitHub organization](https://github.com/orgs/reactos/people).
116 See also the [CREDITS](CREDITS) file for others.
117
118 ## Code mirrors
119
120 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.
121
122 There is also an obsolete [SVN archive repository](https://svn.reactos.org/reactos/) that is kept for historical purposes.
123
124 [travis.badge]: https://travis-ci.org/reactos/reactos.svg?branch=master
125 [appveyor.badge]: https://ci.appveyor.com/api/projects/status/github/reactos/reactos?branch=master&svg=true
126 [coverity.badge]: https://scan.coverity.com/projects/205/badge.svg?flat=1
127 [rosbewin.badge]: https://img.shields.io/badge/RosBE_Windows-2.1.6-0688CB.svg
128 [rosbeunix.badge]: https://img.shields.io/badge/RosBE_Unix-2.1.2-0688CB.svg
129 [prwelcome.badge]: https://img.shields.io/badge/PR-welcome-0688CB.svg
130
131 [travis.link]: https://travis-ci.org/reactos/reactos
132 [appveyor.link]: https://ci.appveyor.com/project/AmineKhaldi/reactos
133 [coverity.link]: https://scan.coverity.com/projects/205
134 [rosbewin.link]: https://sourceforge.net/projects/reactos/files/RosBE-Windows/i386/2.1.6/
135 [rosbeunix.link]: https://sourceforge.net/projects/reactos/files/RosBE-Unix/2.1.2/