I would say that actually proves what I was saying; users 'want' Windows so that's what those developers are trying to deliver.DavidS wrote: ↑Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:47 pmHaving spoke with many Windows users since last looking at this thread (trying to learn), I would disagree with you.hippy wrote: ↑Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:39 pmI would expect those striving to get Windows 10 Desktop to work on ARM or a Pi are doing that, rather than helping get ReactOS ported, because they believe that's what most people are wanting, where the kudos and critical acclaim lies. I imagine their response might be; why are people working on React OS when Windows is what people want ?
It seems that most of them believe that Windows is the only option, because it came with there computer.
That 'want' may be misguided but that's how it is.
If users can be convinced to 'want' ReactOS, or anything non-Windows, then developers would move towards delivering that.
People all have their own view on what they consider "better". One can only hope to persuade them differently.
The driving forces for people considering Windows "better" is mostly down to it being familiar, their having invested effort in being able to use it, and preferring to be using one thing rather than different things.
Such self-inflicted lock-in is not uncommon, and not entirely unreasonable, and it is very difficult to get people to break themselves out of such lock-in. That something else may be better isn't the only factor in play.