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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by wizzard on Fri 30th Jan 2009 12:56 UTC
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I, too, am a very long time beta tester, paying customer. There has been silence in the SkyOS camp for way too long. I can appreciate Robert and his interest in his new family but this project either has to move forward or it needs to die; and not a slow horrible death either.

While the recreation of this marvel is impressive but it is an invention by mostly one person, a person who has forgotten that he has taken folks money and made promises - albeit with no firm timeline.

Robert - we have invested in you and your dream for many years, move SkyOS forward or pass it to someone else to run with if you are too busy on other important tasks. The old say - shit or get off the pot ...

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