Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 23:09 UTC
SkyOS SkyOS beta 6762 has been released. "SkyOS Beta 6762 is now available to download directly from the Beta Center. This build features the new Viewer, a huge performance increase, 36 additional API Classes, updated libraries, a new font alpha blending method, 280+ fixed bugs including critical boot bug fixes."
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My only problem.
by Windows Sucks on Sat 4th Aug 2007 16:47 UTC
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2005-11-10

Yes they have made great progress but the main reason for that is they have no user base.

If they had a user base they would get a LOT more complaints about issues etc.

Also since it's be in bata status for the 4 or 5 years that I have noticed skyos, there is no release schedule or anything they spend a lot more time adding new features then fixing and stabilizing current features.

They have maybe a few thousand beta users (Me being one of them) who paid to beta test and have been waiting for 2 years or so for an actual release to come out.

Someone said this was not a hobby OS? I am sorry Ubuntu is not a hobby OS. They have a set release cycle, they have support, it can be used for business purposes etc.

Even PC BSD now has a release cycle, support and puts out actual releases.

Sky OS is cool but just like ReactOS it seems that it will always be beta and never actually become a useable OS with a regular release cycle, real support etc. I don't think Robert and crew really want to be in the business of supporting an OS with a growing user group etc. Providing support etc. Right now if something doesn't work, you submit a bug track and they get to it when they get to it. It's beta anyway.

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