ClassicOS announcement

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    I have been pretty busy lately with my team, but here is what we have been working on!
    CLASSIC OS!

    A copy and paste from our official announcement:
    Obviously, you don't have to switch. The option is, however, there. We aren't releasing anything until its to our fancy, but ClassicOS, as said before, is designed to be a "Spiritual Successor" to Windows 2000/XP. The pros of this OS is that its forked from ReactOS, the open source completely legal and free rebuild of Windows NT. However, we have added our own code and touches that further the code along a little bit. Due to this, ClassicOS will let you run new updates of browsers such as FireFox and Opera even after they cease to be supported on 2000/XP. This is a great benefit because our plan is to make this OS as much like XP as possible but with the allowance of modern programs so that XP users can, if they wish, switch to ClassicOS rather than be forced to upgrade to an edition of Windows they don't like or be forced to use... Linux.

    So, sound off in the comments when you get a chance. We have been working daily on this project behind closed doors and just officially announced it.




    Tease of the desktop:
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    can it be run off of a cd or flash drive to check it out first??
     
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    Could you post a link, please.

    Google not helping, as search for Classic OS overwhelmed with returns for Mac OS's.
     
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    This I gotta see!
     
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    We will release a virtual machine image for VM programs that you can try it out on. Due to the extremely small footprint it will run on virtual machine software pretty stable.

    We don't have an official site but we do have a facebook: https://www.facebook.com/classicosofficial/
    We don't have a website yet but that is our equivalent for now.

    Thank you. Its been being worked on for awhile. We originally forked it in December, and have been working on it since. It actually has required specs much lower than Windows 2000, so ideally it will become a worthy Windows classic replacement. Hence the "ClassicOS" name. ;)
     
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    Nice one, towgers!

    Keep us posted, please. As soon as I get the chance to I'll give the VM image a shot. Just out of curiosity, will it be VirtualBox, or VMWare?

    Personally, I have no problems with using a 'spiritual successor' to XP alongside Puppy Linux. Sometimes ya use one, sometimes t'other. There's no such thing as the perfect OS that's 100% good at everything...

    I'm looking forward to seeing what this looks like, I will admit. With one caveat; I just hope this is easier to get up-and-running than ReactOS..!


    Mike. ;)
     
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    Thank You.

    With reactOS being stable, that is why we forked it to make it essentially a free open source XP Clone "Successor".
     
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    did not see a download link on your facebook page, ?
     
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    Not available yet, until its a bit more "progressed".
     
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    okey dokey, I just tried ubuntu and I did not like it, :)
     
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    Elizabeth, I have never really taken to Ubuntu, although I do use it for very specific purposes.

    I think Linux Mint (Cinnamon) offers an attractive transition to Windows users. (It is derived from Ubuntu.)
     
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    I tried that one too, priscus, I despise being asked if I want to do something everytime I try to do something, so I uninstalled that one also, :)
     
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    this doesn't look very appealing. unfortunately, ClassicShell might not work. If I can find an early version, it could be possible. But alas, I don't see there being a way to fix those ugly graphics.
     
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    Ubuntu isn't very good right now due to the horrible (imo) unity shell. Wait until they finally switch back to Gnome.

    BTW, Work is still progressing on ClassicOS. We are just not ready to say much because we don't want a ton of people knowing about it yet. Just word of mouth. I only announced it here and made a FB page.
     
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