Yesterday, I was reading about the React Operating System. I was chuckling about this for the rest of the day. I really admire what they are doing and I agree with their premise and solution. It is true that Windows has the problems of being bloated and closed source. It is true that Linux has the problems of requiring non-trivial operations through the command line, and having compatibility problems. So their basic solution is correct – an open source rewrite of Windows that is binary compatible with existing programs.
Going by their roadmap they are on version .34 and have been doing it since 1996. That’s a long time, but when you consider it’s a few guys accomplishing in their spare time what a billion dollar company has done… Great job!