Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Mar 2005 05:28 UTC, submitted by Kelly Rush
SkyOS In the next beta of SkyOS, users can look forward to seeing a completely re-designed Viewer. The new Viewer will take advantage of the powerful features of the SkyFS (derived from Haiku's BFS), including extremely fast searching and organizing of files, on-the-fly filtering of files and folders within the Viewer, fast insertion of meta-data into multiple files, and more. Update: Screenshots!
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by hechacker1 on Tue 29th Mar 2005 07:36 UTC

Why pay $30 for 5.0 Final Preorder? Because you get to use the beta 5.0 releases in the mean time. And by doing so, and joining the beta team, you help to find and squash bugs that are relevant to you. I made my bug reports, and 5 have been fixed, 3 more to go.

It's kinda cool to see the OS progress anyways, now I am tryping this message from SkyOS Firefox, it has really improved since the last time. Basically, you can pay $30 now and get early access as a benefit, or you can wait for the final, and pay a little more (because the price may raise when 5.0 goes final).