Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jan 2007 22:30 UTC
SkyOS Hell was already frozen anyway, but apparantly, the SkyOS team is trying to bring hell's temperature to absolute zero, since they are saying 2007 might see a release of SkyOS 5. "After what seems about 30 years worth of work (I'm sure even more to Robert), SkyOS will finally be released to the public. Lots of details are still being worked out on this one (as well as the obvious issues still present in the system), but we're really shooting to make it happen."
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Promising what?
by ferrels on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 02:56 UTC
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2006-08-15

Another beta release that you have to pay money for the privilege of testing??!! What a racket. This guy suckers people into paying him money to test his software. That's great salesmanship but lately that's all I see or hear regarding SkyOS. I've been hearing "it's almost finished" for over 3 years now. It's almost as bad as AmigaOS4, but at least Hyperion finally delivered on their promise and released OS4 and didn't make their beta testers pay for the "privilege of testing".

It's also suffering from a terminal case of "creeping feature-itis". So many things are constantly being added/changed that it'll never be released/finished. The focus should be on device drivers, especially 3D accelerated video and network adapters.

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