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2 ReactOS Version 0.3.x
3 Updated November 30, 2006
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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 planned to work with the WINE project to share as much
20 programming effort as possible. This will mainly concern User Mode DLLs and
21 will happen once ReactOS's Kernel Mode areas are more complete, as those areas
22 form the underlying infrastructure. Other areas of cooperation lie in
23 applications and testing suites.
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26 3. Future compatibility
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29 The ReactOS project, although currently focused on Windows NT 4.0
30 compatibility, is always keeping an eye toward compatibility with
31 Windows 2000 (NT 5.0), Windows XP (NT 5.1), Windows Vista and future
32 Windows NT releases.
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35 4. Supporting other System Applications
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38 The Windows NT architecture allows for subsystems, as does the ReactOS
39 architecture. A subsystem is an implementation of the APIs of another
40 operating system, allowing ReactOS to run applications from other systems. We
41 are already looking at subsystems for: Java, OS/2 and DOS and possibly others
42 in the future.
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45 5. Tutorials
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48 Developer and User Tutorials: http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
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50 The tutorials contain more information on the project, compiling and testing
51 ReactOS - among other topics. Contributors to the project are always welcome.
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53 6. Author
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56 This document was written by Jason Filby (jasonfilby@yahoo.com).