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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RE[2]: DNS
by stestagg on Tue 16th Jan 2007 21:30 UTC in reply to "RE: DNS"
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I keep on seeing this argument, but the same thing applies to Windows, all the FOSS software that has been ported to SkyOS has already landed in Windows Land. The only difference is that (to date, almost) all the FOSS ports to SkyOs have been made (publically available) by the lead developer.

The actual Operating System (Kernel, Core driver modules, API, even Windowing API), is (apparently) all new, and this is the thing that you are paying for. Of course, the extra FOSS bits are sweetners to make the transition easier, but Robert is not unreasonable for charging for the bits that he has independently (of any OSS project) done himself.

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