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Citrus (A Scratch-Based Operating System) 
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Post Citrus (A Scratch-Based Operating System)
There is a fad amongst the Scratch programming community of creating emulated operating systems. Citrus is based off of the complex and brand-new OS architecture, U-Kernel. I plan to add a heavy amount of features, including:

-A text editor that is capable of saving documents and opening them again, even if you stop the program and start it again.
-A paint editor that can do the same thing as the text editor, and allow for every color on the RGB scale.
-An emulated hard drive for opening the saved documents and pictures.
-A streamlined, pleasing-to-the-eye interface.
-Complex login system that can carry two different user types; Administrator and User. Amount of users is infinite. Only Administrators can create more admins.
-Music player that features easily added music.
-the PCKR executable application type, exclusive to the OS, as well as the CIT coding language for creating modular add-ons to the system and a compiler for converting CIT files to PCKR files.
-Basic games, used as a demonstration for the PCKR format.
-Finally, the final version will be compiled in a .exe file. This is so that people don't have to download Scratch to use Citrus.

Citrus is currently in it's pre-alpha stages, and I am busy getting the UI in place. I will add features from then onwards.

If anyone knows Scratch and wants to help, then they can sign on here. Change of plans, this is now an individual project.

Thanks for viewing,

-Mickey

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