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
Member since:
2007-12-26

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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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by Kochise on Thu 23rd Jan 2014 15:20 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Eclipse (Juno or Kepler) : start it -> 700 MB reserved
Lync : start it -> 120 MB used (it's just a chat program)
Internet Explorer : each tab -> 100 MB
...

Kochise

Edited 2014-01-23 15:21 UTC

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RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510
by darknexus on Thu 23rd Jan 2014 21:59 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Eclipse (Juno or Kepler) : start it -> 700 MB reserved
Lync : start it -> 120 MB used (it's just a chat program)
Internet Explorer : each tab -> 100 MB
...

Kochise

I'm going to hazard a guess that the poster you're replying to is not using Windows, but some flavor of *nix. Windows doesn't typically use a swap partition (auto-generating a pagefile instead) and *nix programs are often much less ram-intensive than those in Windows. I can run a *nix desktop of choice quite comfortably in 2 gb of ram sans swap (save OS X which is severely bloated these days), but if you do that with Windows you'll quickly hit the limit of your ram without a pagefile.

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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by bassbeast on Fri 24th Jan 2014 00:03 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Not to mention that we ARE talking about Windows Basic, which the previous poster complained that the cost of Windows Pro "is what some people make in a year" and I got modded down for daring to point out..

1.-There IS a version for third world markets, 2.- it supports the latest 64bit CPUs as well as 32bit CPUs, 3.- it supports 8Gb of RAM.

So I want to see somebody here put up or shut up, show me a place where $130 is the yearly salary that they are buying computers with better specs than Windows basic handles, because I honestly think they are full of it. Hell I play the latest FPS games and I have 8GB of RAM and have yet to hit the halfway mark on my RAM, so I seriously doubt anybody in a country with a yearly salary of $130 is gonna come up with a machine more powerful than what Windows basic supports.

Oh and BTW Windows basic? last I checked it sells for as little as $5 USD as its priced based on the market so its not like its expensive. Again if you can't afford Windows you probably can't afford the software for it either and Linux is free, but the fact that some here actually have the gall to complain that $8 a year is too high? Frankly ridiculous as I bet most of you spend more than that on fast food in a single outing, so to say that is too high for ten years worth of support? Kinda going past legitimate arguments into trolling.

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RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510
by allanregistos on Mon 27th Jan 2014 03:48 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510"
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

Not to mention that we ARE talking about Windows Basic, which the previous poster complained that the cost of Windows Pro "is what some people make in a year" and I got modded down for daring to point out..

1.-There IS a version for third world markets,


I have yet to see one with a pro version.
2.- it supports the latest 64bit CPUs as well as 32bit CPUs, 3.- it supports 8Gb of RAM.


I have yet to see Windows Basic Package sold(not bundled with a netbook)


So I want to see somebody here put up or shut up, show me a place where $130 is the yearly salary
A monthly salary perhaps, not yearly. If there is a packaged Windows 8 Basic, I can easily afford it if it is only $5. My estimates, but not far from the actual cost: Windows Home Basic I think is $50-$60, Windows Home Premium to be $100, very expensive relative to our monthly salary.


that they are buying computers with better specs than Windows basic handles, because I honestly think they are full of it. Hell I play the latest FPS games and I have 8GB of RAM and have yet to hit the halfway mark on my RAM, so I seriously doubt anybody in a country with a yearly salary of $130 is gonna come up with a machine more powerful than what Windows basic supports.


You are correct, but I think it is monthly not yearly salary. $130 is too low a yearly salary even for the so-called third world countries.


Oh and BTW Windows basic? last I checked it sells for as little as $5 USD as its priced based on the market so its not like its expensive. Again if you can't afford Windows you probably can't afford the software for it either and Linux is free, but the fact that some here actually have the gall to complain that $8 a year is too high? Frankly ridiculous as I bet most of you spend more than that on fast food in a single outing, so to say that is too high for ten years worth of support? Kinda going past legitimate arguments into trolling.


Again, I have yet to see a package of Windows 8 Basic, or Windows 7 Basic. What's on the market are netbooks/notebooks bundled with Windows Basic. Windows "HOME" Basic and Windows "HOME PREMIUM" basic which are more expensive than what you described as $5. In Philippine peso it is 200+. I have yet to see a packaged Windows basic with this price tag. If you're into business, you need a pro license with the price range of $160 to $200 in our country, a supposedly third world country.

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