They were not entirely successful.
There are OS projects that are not clones of existing systems, but they never gain any traction because the applications are just not there. The whole point of ReactOS is to come up with something that will allow the use of a big chunk of existing applications.
The only chance of getting a new OS off the ground is to start it on a new type of platform, and even that is dicey at best. WebOS hasn't exactly taken off.
"Take a relaxing trip to Terra 3!
That's Sol 3.
I think the article was written by someone who has never used an Android phone and couldn't be bothered to take the time to verify the nonsense that they were passing on.
but not flooding.
Is that intercal in a sig?
That's awesome. Shouldn't it end with PLEASE GIVE UP?
'cept for that pesky 32mb partition size limit.
Sad. Not only that, but it's likely that more Americans can name the Steelers offensive line than will ever even hear the name Wernher Von Braun. You see, our stupidity knows no borders.
Yes, but you see: ours goes to eleven.
Or digging further:
# Push access to packages in the Fedora SCM.
# Ability to perform builds and make updates to Fedora packages.
Which I would qualify as high-value.
And besides all that, it sure seems like a fun thing to do!
That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage!
Seriously, what is the difference for the worker? Not trolling, just want to know your POV.
People keep saying this kind of thing. I remember predictions of the failure of the ipod too. And Ken Olsen from DEC said in 1977 "there is no reason for any individual to have a computer at his home."
Smart companies are going to dig into this kind of r&d to help meet the needs that we can't predict from where we are. If all a company does is make things that are obviously necessary or immediate successes, then we don't really make much progress.