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 Rayiner Hashem on Tue 29th Mar 2005 21:46 UTC

It is a better strategy than going bankrupt because of bending over backwards to provide free betas.

I don't think they should have free betas.

It is a better strategy than letting anyone put your OS in the direction they want rather than the well-thought-out direction you want it to go in

"Well-thought-out" doesn't sell OSs. If it did, OS X would own 95% of the market, not Windows. When Windows became popular, it was complete crap. Elegance and quality have little to do with popularity. That's a rule proven time and again in the software realm.

to a niche that isn't filled.

And that niche would be? It seems pretty well-filled by Windows to me. What is unique about SkyOS that puts it in a different niche?