Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th Mar 2005 08:39 UTC, submitted by J@F
SkyOS From Expert-Zone: "SkyOS Beta 8.4 has been released to the beta team today. Important changes inlcude GI3D, screensaver support, drastically improved Ati Radeon performance, improved networking, a (hopefully) fixed RealTek driver, and much, much more. Beta team members will know where to go."
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just for fun
by Josh on Mon 28th Mar 2005 18:46 UTC

Yeah, I don't know about the people who think it's pointless, but designing an OS sounds like fun, I think. I don't remember anyone ever saying that SkyOS is trying to compete with Linux, etc. And not a good academic system? What, exactly, do you think kids do on computers in school? Let's see... type papers, research, and... hmmm, type papers. Oh, presentations. So, besides not having presentation software, how is it not good? This year alone, we have been able to use the computers maybe half the year. Why? Viruses. So, there we have it, an OS that would actually work the whole year round.

Here's the virus thing too. "It's not a popular OS, so people don't make viruses for it." Ok, true, but is that a bad thing?!

And once again, anyone who posts negative critiques, I want you to go out and design and program an OS. Once you have it at the same "low, won't go anywhere" level, then you have the right to come back and tell people that SkyOS is crap, "stolen from OSS."