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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SkyOS is interesting
by AdrianRyan on Mon 28th Mar 2005 22:22 UTC

I don't know about all the complainers, but it seems to me that SkyOS is, if nothing else, interesting. He isn't trying to compete with Linux or Windows or Apple, he is simply trying to design a NEW OS. When was the last time a truly new OS hit the market? OS X is Unix-based. All the Linux distros share a large amount of code (especially the free GNU/Linux distros). This is simply a personal progect to provide a stable and easy to use OS from completely new code. Even if he uses help from OSS, he has to modify it a lot to fit his own code. That is pretty impressive. If he weren't using OSS code, then he'd never get anywhere, and everyone would be complaining about how it can't do anything Linux can do. The point is, he is going to develope a NEW, FREE OS. Not GNU/Linux based, not Unix based, not Windows based, but completely new. And know what? I think that's pretty damn cool.

And, as far as the OS features are concerned, I think the GUI looks much nicer than Gnome or KDE. Also, he has some pretty cool features comming out that are similar to the iTunes and iPhoto search function, but for the file viewer itself. I personally think that this OS will be, if nothing else, damn fun to play arround with.