Well, face facts, the idea of producing a clone of Windows (ReactOS) is daft.Windows bashing.
Producing a clone of MacOS would be similarly daft.
I tend to disagree, for any number of reasons, not the least of which is that the two OSes you mention are both clones of an even older OS. Sheep aren't the only things worth cloning.
Odd statement . . .the two OSes you mention are both clones of an even older OS
Guess you could be excused for never having heard of a small company over here called "Xerox"
Since you seem pretty familiar with Windows history in the early days, it might also be of some interest that that floating window manager you mentioned was a direct result of Gates being chummy with Jobs at the time, when he neatly pulled the same kind of thing Jobs did at Xerox.The Alto became well known in Silicon Valley and its GUI was increasingly seen as the future of computing. In 1979, Steve Jobs arranged a visit to Xerox PARC, in which Apple Computer personnel would receive a demonstration of the technology from Xerox in exchange for Xerox being able to purchase stock options in Apple. After two visits to see the Alto, Apple engineers used the concepts to introduce the Apple Lisa and Macintosh systems.
Your the one that introduced the less strict definition of cloning in the context of this thread, Lc's language is certainly as much a clone of Hc's language (FAR more so than React OS is of Windows) than anything else. Your not going to tell me it is some independently conceived programming language, are you ?!