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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mphipps
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2006-08-21

@arielb

locales - planned for future release
modern layout - please define.
multi-user - planned for future release
look & ui - heh. No matter what you do, someone won't like it. XP is a good example - some people liked XP's new look, others didn't. Who is "right"? Personally, I think that our small tweaks to the R5 look are more than enough for R1, YMMV.

You listed 4 items that are critical to you. There are dozens of sets of "4 items". If we promised to deliver them all before our first release, we would never get there. If you would prefer, wait for R3 before trying...

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