ReactOS donating how fast can developing of reactos be?

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Re: ReactOS donating how fast can developing of reactos be?

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dizt3mp3r wrote: LMH1's combination of not being a native English speaker, being negative in general outlook and not bothering to understand what ReactOS actually is (in combination with wanting to sound more important than he really is) - coincides to make a very annoying mix. I can understand why you might sound off. Next time just fire a warning shot across his bows rather than launching a broadside.
That show what i think about ReactOS now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ucCxtgN6sc

Maybe i am to primitive to old tecknology?

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Re: ReactOS donating how fast can developing of reactos be?

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Well, you can:

- neither measure "speed" of development - and while there may be resistance from the developers, the most obvious "speed" measure is the "release count", as most people assume "decent" release cycles;

- nor can you directly translate "speed to money".

So while in general, money WILL benefit the project, you have essentially the same situation as in FreeBSD, Debian, or... indeed, Windows itself. (MS has no "direct magic" how to translate salaries into new qualities, either.) That is the way of every art and science.

And while I do not see ReactOS replacing Windows in large corporations anytime soon, I do see for it two niches:

1. As a "teaching system". ReactOS has become a very serious OS. And yet it allows for you to further complete elements of it. That is the stuff of master or doctor theses. It shows the involved student to be both capable of understanding one of the most mainstream OSes (Windows) AND AT THE SAME TIME participate in a sort of fringe startup (ReactOS). In order to be successful, the student shall both follow "the accepted practices" AND not "overextend his abilities". I believe this shows good personal and professional qualities, and may be a good starting point for an IT career.

2. As a "private system". Once ReactOS is useable for small everyday tasks, i.e. not running some who-knows-what server, but rather, a decent office suite, etc. - it can be used on cheap machines in the developing world (which is, in fact, a giant market). (Including small VMs on such "cheap machines".) - That would be VERY valuable for the project, but reaching THAT will make ReactOS very valuable. - The main "danger" to this is IMO, ironically, Android. (Cheap keyboardless tablets are quite enough for the tasks of most people.)

In my personal view, ReactOS "feels" like... Linux around the turn of the millennium, perhaps like just before kernel 2.4. - Linux was then in no way able to "challenge" yet the "big" Unices, but soon afterwards, it became "everybody's darling"... I think the "community edition" might be the turning point.

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Re: ReactOS donating how fast can developing of reactos be?

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LMH1 wrote:
dizt3mp3r wrote: LMH1's combination of not being a native English speaker, being negative in general outlook and not bothering to understand what ReactOS actually is (in combination with wanting to sound more important than he really is) - coincides to make a very annoying mix. I can understand why you might sound off. Next time just fire a warning shot across his bows rather than launching a broadside.
That show what i think about ReactOS now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ucCxtgN6sc

Maybe i am to primitive to old tecknology?
I apologise in advance LMH1 - but you really don't have a clue as to what you are talking about. I suggest you desist from commenting here until you understand what an operating system is (as distinct from the GUI). When you have learnt about the concepts of what an o/s does and what it offers then we can assist in answering your newly informed comments. Until then please don't return here as it is embarassing for us to have you here on the forum spouting what is, in effect, drivel.

As I said, I apologise in advance. I don't like being nasty but sometimes it just can't be helped.
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Re: ReactOS donating how fast can developing of reactos be?

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But why is not possble to install something?

What is the most priority for reactos to add?

Its not x64 bits version or i did not think Dosbox emulator (MS-dos) be important things.
So how much donating did reactos need to speed up developing it?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows ... ss/compare
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compariso ... Windows_XP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compariso ... s_versions


Because now:
https://www.reactos.org/wiki/0.5.0
https://www.reactos.org/wiki/ChangeLog-0.4.7

Its did now give much information yet on future relase?

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