Custom OS Tips

Discussions about *nix and Other Operating Systems should go in this forum.
Post Reply
Andrew
User avatar
Donator
Posts: 570
Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:10 pm
Location: New Zealand

Custom OS Tips

Post by Andrew »

Many users are getting annoyed with the number of custom Operating Systems (Primarily Windows modifications) that have been announced on this forum without any intention or skills to complete said project.

Here's a list of tips that should assist you in explaining your project.
- The project's name says a lot about it. Call your project "Windows CodeName ..." and it sounds like you're pretending your Windows mod is a genuine Microsoft product when it's not, and nobody likes a faker.

- Posting a list of project build numbers before you've started is useless. It's impossible to tell which compilation of your project is worth putting out before you start. It also says that you're not taking project planning seriously.

- Make it clear what your project's focus/brand differentiation is, and what you intend to accomplish.

- Consider including a mockup (concept) screenshot or two to show what your end product might look like.

- Make sure your project's goals are feasible. You should be able to accomplish the majority of the project yourself [even if doing so would take far too long].

- Don't start off by trying to recruit other forum members to do your hard work. Nearly all projects involve hard work, and decent hours invested before people anything worthwhile showing off is produced. You're going to put people off your project if you try asking for people to work on your project in the first post.

- If you've got a great concept, do enough work to demonstrate it before posting. People need to see that they will get a return on any time or knowledge they invest into your project.

- Dedicate your time to the project. Floundering between projects just wastes your time, and the time of other members. Same for posts designed to simply draw attention to the OP. If you desert a project you've announced without a good explanation, you probably won't be taken seriously in future.
Image

MASTER260
FTP Access
Posts: 431
Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:04 pm

Re: Read before posting a "Custom OS" thread.

Post by MASTER260 »

You know, it's kinda funny, but most, (but certainly not all,) of that wasn't even done by me & yet I'm under the assumption people consider me being, "one of those kinda people."

aLinux
User avatar
Donator
Posts: 1176
Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:46 pm
Location: /home/aLinux

Re: Read before posting a "Custom OS" thread.

Post by aLinux »

Andrew wrote:Many users are getting annoyed with the number of custom Operating Systems (Primarily Windows modifications) that have been announced on this forum without any intention or skills to complete said project.

Here's a list of tips that should assist you in explaining your project.
- The project's name says a lot about it. Call your project "Windows CodeName ..." and it sounds like you're pretending your Windows mod is a genuine Microsoft product when it's not, and nobody likes a faker.

- Posting a list of project build numbers before you've started is useless. It's impossible to tell which compilation of your project is worth putting out before you start. It also says that you're not taking project planning seriously.

- Make it clear what your project's focus/brand differentiation is, and what you intend to accomplish.

- Consider including a mockup (concept) screenshot or two to show what your end product might look like.

- Make sure your project's goals are feasible. You should be able to accomplish the majority of the project yourself [even if doing so would take far too long].

- Don't start off by trying to recruit other forum members to do your hard work. Nearly all projects involve hard work, and decent hours invested before people anything worthwhile showing off is produced. You're going to put people off your project if you try asking for people to work on your project in the first post.

- If you've got a great concept, do enough work to demonstrate it before posting. People need to see that they will get a return on any time or knowledge they invest into your project.

- Dedicate your time to the project. Floundering between projects just wastes your time, and the time of other members. Same for posts designed to simply draw attention to the OP. If you desert a project you've announced without a good explanation, you probably won't be taken seriously in future.
AGREE
MASTER260 wrote:You know, it's kinda funny, but most, (but certainly not all,) of that wasn't even done by me & yet I'm under the assumption people consider me being, "one of those kinda people."
nice reply...pointless

The Distractor

Re: Read before posting a "Custom OS" thread.

Post by The Distractor »

I totally agree with this.

dj_cityboy
User avatar
FTP Access
Posts: 555
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:09 pm
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Kanada
Contact:

Re: Read before posting a "Custom OS" thread.

Post by dj_cityboy »

yeah i agree with this as well....the amount of "Custom OS's" out there are all pointless if nuthin is going to come of them, most of the projects i cant even be bother paying attention to them because they are of very little interest to me, i think it would be safe to say that at least half and if not most of them never make it anywheres and get fergotten before they even get past the planning stages...

peas
cityboy

goingawaytomatt
User avatar
FTP Access
Posts: 479
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:43 pm
Location: Brazil

Re: Read before posting a "Custom OS" thread.

Post by goingawaytomatt »

So i guess that my project is right in the rules
Image

Level69chad
User avatar
Donator
Posts: 2233
Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:56 pm
Contact:

Re: Read before posting a 'Custom OS' thread.

Post by Level69chad »

Same here, just a lot of work to do on the series I am producing at the minute. I've been sidetracked too.
Image

Matth360
User avatar
Donator
Posts: 835
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:00 pm
Location: Brazil
Contact:

Re: Read before posting a 'Custom OS' thread.

Post by Matth360 »

dj_cityboy wrote:yeah i agree with this as well....the amount of "Custom OS's" out there are all pointless if nuthin is going to come of them, most of the projects i cant even be bother paying attention to them because they are of very little interest to me, i think it would be safe to say that at least half and if not most of them never make it anywheres and get fergotten before they even get past the planning stages...

peas
cityboy
it's like make some custom operating system today and after few days, he forget of that project.
Offtopic Comment
all this time that i'm off and i'm seeing very much changes around here...
I'm a normal Youtuber that does Youtube things...

win32_2012
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:51 am

Re: Custom OS Tips

Post by win32_2012 »

good tips
make more tips

Dean235
User avatar
Posts: 240
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:22 pm
Contact:

Re: Custom OS Tips

Post by Dean235 »

Most Custom OS people build are just a modification of Windows and place there name all over it.... but you could build on top of the windows kernel (unless its copyrighted) or you could try the linux kernel. :)
http://www.windowsiso.weebly.com Windows ISO's (My Website)

http://windowsisos.freeforums.org/index.php Windows ISO's Fourm (My Fourm) (Need Moderators!)

Image

vrosa
User avatar
FTP Access
Posts: 148
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:48 am
Contact:

Re: Custom OS Tips

Post by vrosa »

Here's something cool to customize WDP

Link: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/27 ... s-8-a.html
QX9770 4.25 GHz | ASUS P5WDH | 8GB DDR2 1062 MHz (5-5-5-17) 2.25v
HD7950 3GB 384-Bit | SSD: 256GB | HDD: 750GB + 2000GB | Corsair H60
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 | Windows Longhorn 6.0.4074 | Ubuntu 13.04 x64
MDL | BetaArchieve | EightForums | x64bit.net

prayaas1998
User avatar
FTP Access
Posts: 605
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:21 am
Location: Between Chair and Computer

Re: Custom OS Tips

Post by prayaas1998 »

vrosa wrote:Here's something cool to customize WDP

Link: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/27 ... s-8-a.html
And how's that related to the tips? ;)
:)

Post Reply