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ReactOS - A Microsoft Windows workalike Open Source Operating System

This is an Operating System designed to be completely compatible with microsoft Windows, but using Open Source software to produce a system which works like Windows.

Like the Wine project, it is designed to let you legaly run windows programs without having to have a windows license, but aims to go one step further, and let you use the hundreds of thousands of windows drivers so you can use any hardware you like.

Due to the notoriously bad state of the windows documentation, this has proved to be much harder than was originally expected. As the E.U. has forced microsoft to produce better documentation for interoperability, a number of forced guesses have proven to be wrong, causing a lot of extra work.

One of the ways they are trying to minimise the extra work is by trying to use as many of the wine libraries as possible, using all but five.

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