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2 ReactOS Version 0.2.x
3 Updated March 11th, 2004
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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).
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13 Website: http://www.reactos.com
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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 towards compatibility with future
31 Windows NT releases, that is, Windows 2000 (NT 5.0) and Windows XP (NT 5.1).
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34 4. Supporting other System Applications
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37 The Windows NT architecture allows for subsystems, as does the ReactOS
38 architecture. A subsystem is an implementation of the APIs of another
39 operating system, allowing ReactOS to run applications from other systems. We
40 are already looking at subsystems for: Java, OS/2 and DOS and possibly others
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44 5. Tutorials
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47 Developer and User Tutorials: http://reactos.com/index.php?tab=documents
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49 The tutorials contain more information on the project, compiling and testing
50 ReactOS - among other topics. Contributors to the project are always welcome.
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52 6. Author
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55 This document was written by Jason Filby (jasonfilby@yahoo.com).