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[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by umccullough on Fri 24th Jan 2014 15:49 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
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So by your very own admission this affects you absolutely not one bit so why are you complaining?

I'm not allowed to complain about something unless it affects me personally? By that same logic, I am not allowed to complain about human rights violations unless they affect me either?

Just because it doesn't directly affect me (it indirectly affects me plenty, btw), doesn't make it right. In fact in some countries forcing people to buy a copy of Windows with their PCs is likely illegal (or used to be, anyway). Bundling is one thing, not giving consumers the choice, is another.

So, you can pretty much go F yourself for that statement.

I'm getting sick of responding to people who believe the computing world is moving forward here instead of backward, so I'm not going to respond to the rest of this rubbish.

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