Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 13:07 UTC, submitted by Chris_G
SkyOS The SkyOS website went offline last week following the expiration of its domain name. SkyOS was a thing way, way back in the day, but fizzled out due to disinterest from its lead (and only) developer. It's definitively gone now - I used to have virtually every release from 2.x onwards on discs here, but I threw them all out a few years ago. If you're feeling nostalgic, peruse our SkyOS news archive.
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It was proprietary
by lindkvis on Mon 18th Mar 2013 14:39 UTC
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And the chances of a proprietary OS primarily developed by one person making any serious dent into a market carved up by several massive proprietary players, was always remote.

You would either need to carve out your own very narrow but lucrative niche (i.e. embedded), or open source it and hope you could gather some momentum with contributors. And even this was always going to be difficult, with Free/OSS competitors like GNU/Linux and *BSD.

I'm impressed with what Szeleney managed to achieve, but did anyone ever seriously think this was going to be big?

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