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[3]: my 2cents
by umccullough on Tue 27th Nov 2007 07:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: my 2cents"
umccullough
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This comparison is not at all apt. Microsoft doesn't use Firefox to provide a browser. They don't use GCC to provide a compiler. Microsoft is not building a proprietary OS with a great many OSS building blocks.

In fact, the more accurate comparison would be Apple and OS X... there's GCC, Darwin, KHTML, CUPS?, etc... (I don't use it, so I'm sure there are other technologies)

Of course, Apple arguably contributes back to these projects as well, just as Robert and SkyOS does.

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