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by Aeneas
Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Where is it ReactOS 0.4?
Replies: 8
Views: 3241

Re: Where is it ReactOS 0.4?

People, I'm not sure the original poster meant it "that" way. After all, you have a very decent website, and if he got to the talk pages, he most definitely has not overlooked your "download"-links. I rather think he means: "it is 5th April 2014, where is ReactOS 0.4?" - well, truth be told, dear ra...
by Aeneas
Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Blog: The Sisyphussian Bug
Replies: 16
Views: 7135

Re: Blog: The Sisyphussian Bug

...by a split second, my dear...
by Aeneas
Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Blog: The Sisyphussian Bug
Replies: 16
Views: 7135

Re: Blog: The Sisyphussian Bug

I believe the adjective is "Sisyphean".
by Aeneas
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Ideas - new kickstarter?
Replies: 59
Views: 35318

Re: Ideas - new kickstarter?

Webunny, I think you are a smart person, and when I have time, I enjoy reading your arguments - but truly, the LENGTH of a post is a form of a TRANSACTION COST. I fear much of what you say is lost to it. I say this with all respect. And as much as I understand the development of a topic through mutu...
by Aeneas
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Ideas - new kickstarter?
Replies: 59
Views: 35318

Re: Ideas - new kickstarter?

Ah well... hiding my amusement at this discussion really is not an easy task. The cook comparison is rather interesting. Kindly allow me to spin it further: - You so far have a cook that cooks a meal a year. He does it well, but it is quite clearly about ONE meal per year. This is too rare. He was t...
by Aeneas
Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Thorium (ROS distribution) on kickstarter
Replies: 138
Views: 77643

Re: Thorium (ROS distribution) on kickstarter

If you need an exchange of some sort, could it be "an increase in functionality"? Is kickstarter really limited to "goods", or might you exchange a "service"? Like, when the new element is done (I entirely concur with dizt3mp3r, btw), you send the 1$-sponsors a link by e-mail for the new release tha...
by Aeneas
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Ideas - new kickstarter?
Replies: 59
Views: 35318

Re: Ideas - new kickstarter?

Well, license costs for LARGER machines, indeed, are not significant - mostly, not even to the private individual, particularly when put into relation to a 2000-EUR-machine (and even to a 500-EUR-machine). But put into relation to a 50- or 20-EUR-"machine", the Windows license suddenly becomes intol...
by Aeneas
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Ideas - new kickstarter?
Replies: 59
Views: 35318

Re: Ideas - new kickstarter?

Black Fox, did you even read what I was writing about? :roll: I was writing about THIS: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/do-it-yourself/edison.html Useable as a prototype would be THIS: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/29/review_intel_galileo/ (And I was very obviously NOT writing about th...
by Aeneas
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Ideas - new kickstarter?
Replies: 59
Views: 35318

Ideas - new kickstarter?

Dear Forum Members, the kickstarter project has filed. So far, so bad - so what... ReactOS can start a new one. I propose the collection of ideas of what can be done. The "Thorium" remote application service idea did not materialize. But there may be OTHER ideas, and maybe we can find something that...
by Aeneas
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Thorium (ROS distribution) on kickstarter
Replies: 138
Views: 77643

Re: Thorium (ROS distribution) on kickstarter

You're kidding me. OK, let me tell you something: "the Windows license is for free" - practically speaking. Why? Because Windows costs you some 100 - 200 EUR. One-shot, for several years. If you compute the "per day"-costs of Windows, it is absolutely negligible. I bet they spend more on sugar for t...
by Aeneas
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Thorium (ROS distribution) on kickstarter
Replies: 138
Views: 77643

Re: Thorium (ROS distribution) on kickstarter

You know, one can pledge 20K without a problem now. Why? Because you do not have to pay if they do not reach ANOTHER 80K. - I would be SERIOUSLY impressed, though, if someone were to DONATE these 20K in REALITY, maybe even concluding a contract for the implementation of a feature of his choice.
by Aeneas
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS & GSOC?
Replies: 33
Views: 15405

Re: ReactOS & GSOC?

I just checked out the GSoC-page... and I have a little proposa with regard to the paragraph referreing to the sourcecode of Windowsl: you usually do not " swear ". In English, you typically " r epresent ", or if you want it more expressive, " represent and warrant " (whereby *that* "distinction" is...
by Aeneas
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Thorium (ROS distribution) on kickstarter
Replies: 138
Views: 77643

Re: Thorium (ROS distribution) on kickstarter

"Thorium" does not help. "ReactOS" helps - if it can be installed and used by those people who are your target audience. China has some 90% pirated Windows, and Gates himself said, he prefers it that way, rather than them using Linux. Your market, so far, are exclusively geeks. They are the only gro...
by Aeneas
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Different PR/Fundraising approach
Replies: 14
Views: 6912

Re: Different PR/Fundraising approach

But everybody knows kickstarter vs. nobody knows gofundme. The whole attempt was rather doomed - they got some serious campaign going on and did it well, but only after half the time had already passed, and frankly, everyone who sees you have some 20K after half the time, does not need to waste his ...
by Aeneas
Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Motto Competition (Final Phase)
Replies: 15
Views: 7849

Re: Motto Competition (Final Phase)

Firstly, anone who takes interest in your survey may well view it multiple times, so "views" does not equate at all to "viewers". Secondly - and much more interestingly - your post is an indication of a certain "view to action ratio". We may say that a thing can be viewed 20-25 times before anyone e...