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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RE: @ youknowmewell
by MacManiac on Tue 29th Mar 2005 16:33 UTC

If SkyOS was opensource, would YOU buy it? Would anyone buy it? I doubt it. Why would you buy that which is free? Linux is just a kernel, not a distribution. SkyOS is a complete operating system.
To bring up another example, Apple provides the Darwin sourcecode to anyone who wants it. If you want to download it, you can, for free. Now if Apple provided the full Mac OS 10 sourcecode, would anybody buy Jaguar, Panther, or Tiger? I don't think so!