User:Lone Rifle

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Outreach to China/India?

Reaching out to China and India is desirable. Populations there tend to have strong sense of national pride and would readily explore any means to make themselves independent of anything perceived to be foreign imports/help (read: Microsoft, United States).

Potential synergies between China's Loongson 3, a MIPS CPU that can emulate x86, and a MIPS port of ReactOS that can pass x86-compiled applications to the Loongson should also not be overlooked.

To do this however, we need translators. Seems also that devs want to get a stable product first before expanding reach. Sigh.

It's also worth noting that the Chinese can easily enforce the use of Linux without losing much of their computing productivity, since implementing a country-wide switch in a country like China isn't too complicated, and the fact that they have no real need to inter-operate with other countries at the OS/driver level.

Getting capital through affiliate sales

Basically, ask users what brand of computers they intend to buy over the next few months, sign up for the appropriate affiliate programme, profit.

Information now public in forum. May work together with Elledan (Maya-sama/hackkitten) such that said link gets put into proposed ReactOS Web Store. May discourage ppl due to inconvenience, but if ppl do do it, they may want to buy other ReactOS paraphenelia.

Alternatively, use as a jump point, since they pass on 100% of the cashback earned from the affiliate programme.

Wine has an affiliate link with Amazon, see