Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Jan 2009 20:58 UTC
SkyOS SkyOS has always been criticised for the fact that you have to pay for it in order to beta test it. I personally never saw a problem with this construction, especially since the price included a full copy of SkyOS 5 (they dropped the five) once it was completed. However, as of late, it has become increasingly clear that there may never be anything like a final version - or another test release for that matter. Update: In the comments, Robert Szeleney explained the current SkyOS situation in more detail. For future readers who find this article via a search engine, I've attached Robert's comment to the actual story for completeness' sake. The reply can also be found on the SkyOS website.
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As a paying customer...
by mallard on Fri 30th Jan 2009 12:19 UTC
mallard
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I am a little disappointed at the recent lack of progress, but it's good to hear that something is happening. I had my membership for a few years now and there has been significant progress in that time.

However, I didn't "buy in" in order to get a serious OS at the end of it, more to see some of the (pretty good) ideas in action (and possibly poach some of them for my own embryonic project) and to support independent development.

My take: If Szeleney is serious about reaching .0, he needs to come up with a definitive list of things that will be in it and stick to working on those.

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