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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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by Drumhellar on Wed 22nd Jan 2014 20:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
Drumhellar
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Comparing Windows 2000 to 7 is to me only a cosmetic aspect, they could have maintained 2000, add Windows transparency (it does have it), better OpenGL support, hyperthreading support, new stuff and such.



So, you aren't using 64-bit?

You don't want/need the security benefits that came after?

You aren't benefiting at all from the major reorganization of the system internals in the form of MinWin, which not only increases stability and performance, but makes tracking down and patching security vulnerabilities that much faster?

You could do without the performance improvements that come with the better scheduler that is more aware of modern multi-threaded and multi-core processor design?

What about the virtual memory improvements that allow newer OpenGL and DirectX texturing features to be implemented efficiently?

Or, do you think you should get all these new things for free, because you spent $100 14 years ago?

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