Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Jan 2014 13:54 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
ReactOS

I'm not exactly a fan of reporting on Kickstarter projects, but I guess I can't really ignore this one any longer.

Thorium Core is a commercial distribution of ReactOS, the Open Source Windows compatible operating system, targeted for cloud computing

Thorium Core is an attempt to build a commercial operating system and cloud services platform, based on ReactOS, which is an Open Source implementation of the NT architecture seen in modern versions of Windows.

It would seem that cloning Windows NT - in the end a neverending chase while wearing a stone around your neck and with your feet glued to a concrete block on Jupiter - is no longer a reasonable future goal. I kind of have my doubts about this project, but as always - major credit for trying.

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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Last time I tried ReactOs, it couldn't run any of my win 98, win 2k, or win xp programs. I'll give it another whirl soon as it would be awesome if it did. I don't really expect it to, but its always fun to try. As others have said, its a really difficult thing they are trying to do, regardless of what you think their goal actually is.

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