QUOTE(dhns @ Oct 17 2007, 09:55 PM)
QUOTE(Snappy @ Oct 17 2007, 02:48 AM)
If you could 'pay' for an OS for your Z ... How much would you pay?
Just a thought from another thread ... just how much would you pay for a OS running on your Z? Shoot ....
Depends a lot on what I get for the money.
If I get something as easy to install, as easy to expand, as complete like MacOS X I would pay a lot.
If I get service, upgrades, developer kit, bug fixes within definitive time etc. I would also pay.
On the other hand: I already have an OS for my Z: the SharpROM... It was free. So, why should I pay anything?
Aye, upgrades and bug fixes is truly important.
QUOTE(RX Shorty @ Oct 18 2007, 03:16 AM)
$100 ~ 129 --> if it works good and it is a good Webbrowsing tool... I would be really happy
Maybe because the SL6000 that I am going to get isnt the most active one of the Zaurus devices.
You are *still* getting a SL6000? Why not one of the clampshell?
QUOTE(craigtyson @ Oct 22 2007, 01:21 AM)
I contribute to any projects that are regulary producing updates and working on improving the project. UBUNTU, and Cacko are two such OS projects that get My dosh when new versions come out.
Again, that is so true. paying for dead-end projects feel like dumping into a blackhole. Sometimes I wonder if the $$ even get to the developer ...
But it becomes a catch 22 situation eh? dead-end projects probably need funding to get started. Funding comes only when users see a project as viable. Ah well ... of course this dead-lock can be broken if 1) the developer is using his own product and hence would continue to develop and improve or 2) the app is so compelling, users pay/donate anyway, spurring further development.