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[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by righard on Thu 23rd Jan 2014 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
righard
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Not arguing your point but as a sincere question,..

Is that really true nowadays?
I use my computer for software development, browsing, e-mailing, chatting, 3d modeling, consuming media etc. Usually all at the same time. I only have 2GB of memory (less on my laptop) and have never ran out. (Which I would know because I was too lazy to create a swap partition.)

Or our there some mammoth programs that I don't know about?

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