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

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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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by umccullough on Wed 22nd Jan 2014 19:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Ya know I REALLY get sick of that "MS Tax" bullshit. The lifespan on Windows is TEN YEARS and the cost? Home is around $80, pro $130 and it has been for ages.

Usually, "MS Tax" refers to the situation where you cannot purchase a computer without Windows - even if you don't ever plan to run Windows on it.

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