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 SkyOS.org 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: backwards compatibility
by adamk on Wed 17th Jan 2007 00:47 UTC in reply to "backwards compatibility"
adamk
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2005-07-08

In all fairness, darkness, any reasonably decent distribution will have audio setup for the user, out of the box, without the user having to worry about if he or she is using alsa/oss/esd/arts. I certainly haven't had to worry about it in a long time.

Compare this to SkyOS which is missing drivers for lots of audio chipsets :-)

Adam

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