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Re: Reactos on Youtube

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:02 pm
by EmuandCo
RaptorEmperor wrote:When we hit 4.0 some of the guys doing work with videos should make an big official video showing ReactOS in action. Maybe an underground advertising blitz for 4.0 will get us more developers and supporters. The most viewed ReactOS video on YouTube has gotten past 30,000 views already (though it's an older video), so f we could get a video to get past the 100,000 mark, we'd have succeeded in getting known on YouTube, in my opinion.
4.0? We did not even reach 1.0 and he talks about 4.0 ;-)

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Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:33 pm
by Nintendo Maniac 64
hto wrote:That's a circulus vitiosus, something is not much used because it is not popular, and not popular because not much used. To break the circle, it should be used despite its unpopularity…
But the issue is that ReactOS is already unpopular. If ReactOS was popular, we'd be able to drive traffic to the unpopular site. However, since we're not popular, we need to drive traffic FROM a popular site to us.

Re: Reactos on Youtube

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:18 pm
by reub2000
Haos wrote:Its not as popular as YT?
I wasn't suggesting that any videos be removed from youtube, just that the videos also be posted on dailymotion.
Z98 wrote:Again, I point out that the objective of this project isn't to push the free software agenda. We believe in the advantages of open source, but we do not go out of our way to use free software, especially if it's inferior to a proprietary alternative, simply for the sake of using free software.
Then what the hell is the point of this project in the first place? Writing an entire operating system from scratch seems like going out of your way to use free software.

Re: Reactos on Youtube

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:44 pm
by Haos
reub2000 wrote:I wasn't suggesting that any videos be removed from you-tube, just that the videos also be posted on daily-motion.
There is something like effort vs return rate.
reub2000 wrote:Then what the hell is the point of this project in the first place? Writing an entire operating system from scratch seems like going out of your way to use free software.
The point of this project is doing what we want to do, what we like to do and what suits our interests. By chance, it happens to be cloning an entire operating system. By chance, it happens to be NT family Windows, that has enormous amount of non-free/non-open source software. By chance, we don't want to limit ourselves to/prioritize the free software.