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 umccullough on Mon 26th Nov 2007 23:59 UTC in reply to "Closed source / Proprietary?"
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2006-01-26

Sometimes a person just wants to build something on their own, having total control over the way its done.

This is difficult with the OSS model as the fragmentation and forking of code can get out of control. This is perfectly reasonable, and based on the success and community around SkyOS, it's clearly a workable situation even for an alternative OS.

SkyOS was actually open source up to version 4.0 and subsequently closed by the author.

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