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 Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Mar 2005 15:38 UTC

I don't see the problem in paying to betas test. Bigger companies do this as well (Linspire, yellowTAB, Apple) and no one is bothered with it. Heck, a lot of companies don't even give out betas at all! They keep all testing in-house and completely ignore the users.

However, and that is a thing most people do no seem to understand, so I'll emphasize it one more time (*sigh*): You do not pay for the SkyOS beta's. They are completely free of charge. It's just that there's one condition: you have to pre-order 5.0-final. On top of that, you get beta access.

And don;t bring RedHat into the game, allright? All they have done is bundle some OSS software, add some graphics, some config tools and that's that. SkyOS is almsot entirely written from scratch.