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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@Rayiner
by Kelly on Tue 29th Mar 2005 15:27 UTC

"Historically, small, closed-source OSs have not survived in the desktop space. BeOS and Amiga come quickly to mind. Heck, even large closed-source OSs haven't done very well (MacOS, OS/2)."

Historically, non-Microsoft OS's have not done very well. I would hardly say that Linux is doing well. I would say that it is barely scraping by, similar to Mac. At this point, there is only one relevant operating system on the market. Every viable operating system that is brought to market is another way to chip away at the monopoly stranglehold in the operating system market. You should encourage every alternative that becomes available, rather than picking away at it from all different angles.