Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 13:34 UTC, submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski
SkyOS Lots of news on SkyOS. Kaffe using GNU Classpath (without AWT) is now working fine on SkyOS, just like Wine. Although there is no Wine graphics driver yet, you can already start Windows console applications directly from within SkyOS (once a Wine/SkyGI backend is available Wine should run on SkyOS as good as it does on Linux, and will be available via Software Store). On the driver side there is now an ACPI driver including support for ACPI power/sleep buttons (a SkyOS service, the PowerMonitor, will react on power events with configurable actions like shutdown, reboot, etc.). And finally, the SkyOS LiveCD is shaping together and should soon be available. Take a look at the changelog for all updates. Note: If you have problems accessing the website, please click read more for how to solve this issue. Other than that, read more for a first glimpse of yet another improvement coming to SkyOS.
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by merkoth on Tue 16th Jan 2007 14:55 UTC in reply to "DNS"
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As far as SkyOS goes, I really need to check this out. Maybe it's time to actually purchase (!!!) a license.

Count me in, this is gettin quite impressive. It feels kind of painful though, because there are many, many, parts of SkyOS based on FOSS. _I'm not_ saying that Robert's (and all the SkyOS Team's) work isn't worth the mere US$30 but, talking seriously, I don't need SkyOS to run Classpath nor Wine.

Anyway, an amazing work wich deserves to, at least, a try :-)

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