Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 16:06 UTC, submitted by fireball
ReactOS The ReactOS project aims to be an open source Windows NT-compatible operating system which can run Windows applications and utilise Windows drivers. Obviously, this is quite a daunting task, and as such, progress has been relatively slow. As a result, project coordinator and kernel developer Aleksey Bragin has proposed a rather drastic solution.
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A simplification that should make things more understandable:

ReactOS is a re-implementation of the Windows NT kernel, and the Windows NT userland, with the hopes of having a Windows-compatible OS, without any Windows code being used.

WINE is a re-implementation of the Windows userland (the win32 APIs) that allows Windows applications to run on non-Windows OSes.

The ReactOS project has decided to use WINE as their userland leading to: Windows applications running on top of WINE running on top of the ReactOS kernel.

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