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by Ubuntu
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The Impact of React OS
Replies: 16
Views: 9532

Re: The Impact of React OS

My laptop has always been XP (Home Edition). Looks don't matter much for me (my PC has spent a big part of it's existance with the classic 2k looking windows theme). But I can tell that the majority of the people I know adopted Vista over XP on looks alone ( and the fact that it was the most recent...
by Ubuntu
Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Paying the Bills
Replies: 10
Views: 5564

Re: Paying the Bills

[quote=z98]Your understanding is incorrect. Open source simply means that the source is available. In the broadest definition, it places no restrictions or guarantees of rights on the code. Also, there is nothing illegal about "cloning" an application and selling it, so long as you are cloning the f...
by Ubuntu
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Paying the Bills
Replies: 10
Views: 5564

Re: Paying the Bills

What I have understood of Open Source Software is that it can clone anything as long as the clone remains free. If you clone something and start selling it then the company that makes the software you are cloning takes you to court. So if ReactOS is sold, would Microsoft be able to take the ReactOS ...
by Ubuntu
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: The Impact of React OS
Replies: 16
Views: 9532

Re: The Impact of React OS

I think it will start with the geeks and expand quickly via word of mouth. The problem though is that most people get the new version of Windows with the computer they buy, so ReactOS needs to give people the opportunity to run a Windows compatible OS on lesser hardware to prevent people needing to ...
by Ubuntu
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Paying the Bills
Replies: 10
Views: 5564

Re: Paying the Bills

I can see the potential of selling "support" as any Joe could start up his own business doing that. That wouldn't be illegal. But I think they may have problems trying to sell the software as Microsoft may not like that. I suppose I don't understand all this legal stuff though. Could they sell the s...
by Ubuntu
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Paying the Bills
Replies: 10
Views: 5564

Paying the Bills

Hello, I have been watching ReactOS for awhile now, and I am just trying it out right now in Virtualbox. I was able to install the Guest Additions as well but haven't tried to see if I can share files. Anyway... I just have to ask this question as I haven't seen it anywhere on the Internet or in thi...