Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Nov 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by Coldfirex
SkyOS SkyOS build 6814 has been released. Among its new features are streaming support, system-wide spell checking, the Mozilla embedded Gecko engine (which is used to create a few applications like a Wikipedia reader), an updated Viewer (file manager), a new theme engine, and more.
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RE: Closed source / Proprietary?
by baadger on Mon 26th Nov 2007 23:44 UTC in reply to "Closed source / Proprietary?"
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My *guess* is that a closed source environment naturally allows for a more polished and integrated stack. In open source development you are constantly under a certain level of pressure from external contributors and users to get exciting new developments merged, which can break your focus and require a butt load of discipline to manage.

Not to mention, in this early stage of development it is also possible all the cool ideas would be stolen or ported to Linux and the OS would never get a chance to shine on its own...

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