I have an idea for a new Windows 7-like operating system

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I have an idea for a new Windows 7-like operating system

Post by Se7enator » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:45 am

I have this idea of creating a Windows-like and operating system.

I want it to be compatible with Windows 10 applications as well as older applications, as well as to bring back the old traditional Microsoft Windows experience. The design and UI is inspired by Windows Longhorn and WIndows 7, with an Aero-like theme but with a more modern adaptation. It will fix most of the security problems present in Windows as well as not spy on its users. The main purpose for this OS is for both simplicity and elegance, to be user-friendly, and ready to be used out-of-the-box.

It would be based on ReactOS, as it is an open-source re-implementation of Windows NT which aims for native compatibility with Windows applications. I know that as of now that it is still in alpha and mostly imitates Windows Server 2003 (NT 5.2), and it's still buggy and unstable and doesn't completely support all Windows applications. So, I want to wait until ReactOS is at least in beta, and then to fork the project and to improve the codebase to match NT 6.x specifications and compatibility (Windows Vista thru 8.1). It will also import technology that has been open-sourced from Microsoft such as the .NET Framework, and anything that is missing will be developed from scratch. I want the OS to be complete and be its own thing.

I have been experimenting with ReactOS and trying to learn how to code in C so I can start working on this. But I also invite people to help.

The name of the final OS is subject to change, but I have the name Ether OS in mind, because Ether is like the air, which describes how the interface is simple and easy to use. And also the logo is inspired by the older Windows XP-7 "flag" logo, with three waves layed vertically with a horizontal gradient that goes from purple to cyan.
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Re: I have an idea for a new Windows 7-like operating system

Post by Se7enator » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:49 am

I also want for the OS to be POSIX compliant as well as contain some code/compatibility with OS/2 and VMS.
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