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Edman274
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Name change suggestion

Post by Edman274 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:41 am

Shouldn't FreeLoader's name be changed to something like OpenLoader? I understand that it may be a simple oversight or embedded developer joke but come on: FreeLoader implies that ReactOS is for lazy people.

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Re: Name change suggestion

Post by Z98 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:36 am

Don't know what the original developer intended when he named it, but I don't think that reason by itself would warrant a name change.

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Re: Name change suggestion

Post by coldReactive » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:23 am

On the other hand, the people who don't know about Open-Source may say it's "Free" as in "No Cost."

*shrug*

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Re: Name change suggestion

Post by hto » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:49 pm

Let's call it 'FreeLoafer' then. :)

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Re: Name change suggestion

Post by EmuandCo » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:50 pm

I dont get it, why does Freeloader sound like its for lazy ppl???
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ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Re: Name change suggestion

Post by coldReactive » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:17 pm

EmuandCo wrote:I dont get it, why does Freeloader sound like its for lazy ppl???
That stems from the definition of freeload.
Dictionary.com wrote:–verb (used without object) Informal.
1. to take advantage of others for free food, entertainment, etc.
–verb (used with object)
2. to get by freeloading

freeloader
noun
someone who takes advantage of the generosity of others

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Re: Name change suggestion

Post by Mrkaras » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:07 pm

being the boot loader, if people know its name they will probably already know enough about the rest anyway. besides, an OS suitable for lazy people would be a good thing wouldn't it (ie. easy to use?)?

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Re: Name change suggestion

Post by GoBusto » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:57 pm

If ReactOS weren't suitable for lazy people, I'd have to stop using it... :)

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Re: Name change suggestion

Post by Elledan » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:57 pm

I vote for HappyFunLoader (HFL) ;)

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