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2 ReactOS Version 0.3.x
3 Updated July 28, 2007
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6 1. What is ReactOS?
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9 ReactOS is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system that is
10 compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT
11 family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista).
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13 Website: http://www.reactos.org/
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16 2. Relationship with the WINE project
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19 ReactOS has always intended to work with the WINE project to share as much
20 programming effort as possible. This mainly concerns User Mode DLLs and
21 still happens to a degree today. Other areas of cooperation lie in
22 applications and testing suites.
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25 3. Future compatibility
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28 The ReactOS project, although currently focused on Windows XP
29 compatibility, is always keeping an eye toward compatibility with
30 Windows Vista and future Windows NT releases.
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33 4. Supporting other System Applications
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36 The Windows NT architecture allows for subsystems, as does the ReactOS
37 architecture. A subsystem is an implementation of the APIs of another
38 operating system, allowing ReactOS to run applications from other systems. We
39 are already looking at subsystems for: Java, OS/2, and DOS and possibly others
40 in the future.
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43 5. Tutorials
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46 Developer and User Tutorials: http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
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48 The tutorials contain more information on the project, compiling and testing
49 ReactOS - among other topics. Contributors to the project are always welcome.
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51 6. Author
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54 This document was written by Jason Filby (jasonfilby@yahoo.com).