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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open or closed, who cares?
by SystemX on Tue 29th Mar 2005 13:43 UTC

Frankly I could careless if this project was open or closed source, my only real "dislike" w/ it is the fact that even the beta's are placed under a "pay to use premise" which in my opinion is just low.

If i was a business owner and was interested in using SkyOS for something, I sure as hell would like to try it out and give it a good test run before paying for it. Just as I would anything else?

The project really seems like it has a bright future, but as of this moment it is kinda alienating it's self from the public and it's future user base, at a time when it should be specifically trying to gain peoples respect & put it's self in the lime-lite.

A good example to follow might be QNX? They are a pay to play OS, but still provide a test bed for future users and people interested in implementing it in a business type scenario...

It's good to make money, especially to do so doing something you enjoy, it's even better to make money and be respected while doing it...

Much luck!