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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Painting metaphor doesn't work
by youknowmewell on Tue 29th Mar 2005 15:06 UTC

Why doesn't the painting metaphor work? Because MS has its own "painting" that millions, even billions, of people rely upon. We see now that when they have absolute control over Windows that a lot of good can come out of it, and a lot of bad. They've made computers ubiquitous, which is a good thing. But they've also used the control that comes with being ubiquitous in very bad ways. It's also allowed MS to sit on its hands in terms of innovation or building new functionality into their OS, simply because there was no real competition.

This situation has proven the absolute necessity for Free software. This is not some mere painting, this is something that affects all of our lives either directly or indirectly. Locking us out of it hurts us, but helps you and MS.

That said, I will continue to ignore this and any other alternative proprietary OSes, and I think others who agree with me should do the same.