Aeneas wrote:Ubuntu is popular is actually also that they keep deadlines and people can RELY on that. One of the reasons Vista failed was that it was NOT on time. And one of the reasons Win7 has such a good name even BEFORE it is released to the broad public is that it will be on time. People just connect the notion of discipline to the notion of success.
Disagree.Vista failed because it was NOT its time. Vista was a 1gb-ram OS which appeared when the users in their homes just had(as maximun) 1 GB Ram in the PCs(and 512 MB in Laptops). Manufacturers had to prepare "Vista Capables" PCs/Laptops.You cant be sucessful in that way(==without having PCs able to run your OS in the home of your users).
Now the market is full of PCs/Laptops of 2 GB Ram(at least and thanks to the boost created by Vista),this means that the market is ready so it is its time. 7 eats same quantity of memory than Vista(one of the most criticized things) and noone is going to realize.
Having a free OS on which you cannot rely is like having a car that will take you for free to work ... but it may come or may not come. Or like living in a flat for free... but being able to be thrown out at any moment. It is like an invitation to a free lunch that may or may not happen today.
Disagree. ReactOS is betting hard. Ubuntu just release each 6 months(if i recall correctly), ReactOS tries to release each 2 months. If you can wait 6 months for a new Ubuntu version, why you cant wait 6 months for (2-3) ReactOS versions?It´s much more harder to have a release each 2 months than each 6 months.Btw, does Ubuntu say when it is going to be released?and if so, do they release when promised?and if so, did you realize Ubuntu is supported by a Company called Canonical while ReactOS doesnt have any big money support?. Your sentences seems demagogy, "It´s not an invitation to a free lunch that may or may not happen" neither a "a car which may or not may come". ReactOS releases "comes" and "happens" maybe not in 2 months but in 2-3 months.But happens.
there is STILL written that it may come out in September!
Disagree. Not IN, but SINCE(EARLIEST).In other words, dont expect it before September, but during September (or later).
I will not remove Win7 just because ReactOS comes out, surprisingly, at some unknown point in the future, maybe tomorrow, maybe in next June. I think that is not the optimum solution for ReactOS, either. If I knew WHEN it will come out, I could plan. But now I cannot. Just like many other people cannot make their plans.
Disagree. Instead waiting you can help.If you dont help it doesnt move faster.Btw, we have daily builds.You can test them and install them and try them.We release daily builds to the public for those guys who needs NOW NOW NOW ReactOS. Usually this NOW NOW NOW users are the ones who doesnt help at all. I am not going to change my 7 neither.ReactOS is in Alpha stage.If you need a workable OS i recomend you XP.
they did not give a damn about the users that would be their later developers, and Linux is right now beating them hands down.
Disagree. I cant see the future, neither next week.Until now i think our users has been answered quite fast and we have tried to help as much in our hands.Of course we are sometimes tired of answering again and again the same questions, but we still do.We are rude just with those who doesnt use the Search button.So now we are giving more than a damn about the users, so ReactOS wont become as BSD community. Just keep with us and look how alive is this Forum while ReactOS is just halfusable.
Now before there comes the reflex of criticism, please consider the following sentence, how true it is: "ReactOS, due to its transparancy, good financial management, clear progress and often and regular releases is permanently attracting users and developers and thus proceeding with great steps towards being an open source operating system that is a reliable alternative to Windows; its current status and organisation makes all involved parties proud to be part of it and enables them to contribute according to their best efforts." That sentence is surely quite true... but not "very" true, only "quite" true.
Disagree. Transparency=(look our SVN repository)very sure.Good financial=(we dont have money so..) very sure. Clear progress=(test 0.3.7 and tell me) very sure. Often and regular=(each 2-3 months+ daily builds) very sure.
And please remove that "September". Just say 0.3.11 is on the way. "September" is actually embarassing - it is like a measurement of failure to be on time.
NO.(as Lone would say)September is the "earliest projected release" not the "projected release".
And who knows if maybe next one is going to be called 0.3.12..jumping .11.