Never have kept it a secret. Started out with the Commodore 64, First release, many, many years ago. Always wanted to see it go on, but narrow sightedness and of course the eventual MS take over pretty much squashed it. Was excited to see that a company obtained the rights to "bring" them back. Yes, modern components in the recreated shell, but I'd expect it to be modern. Along with that it was stated they would be releasing their own OS. Linux kernel. From what I can tell from what I downloaded today and installed, it is based on Linux Mint/GNome. All in all very nice. Some of the sound effects are a bit much, but then again, Commodore to me lead the way there and always used sound for various functions (depending on what software was being run). Very smooth. Initial install crashed, but second time around after changing a few VM settings it went though fine. Installed VB guest additions and not a hitch. Desktop Effects look good. All in all for a start it is very nice and functional. Wish them all the luck. Wish I had the money to actually purchase one of their recreations. Screen-shot attached.